A lifelong resident of Long Beach, Valerie is a practicing realtor following a brief career as an educator in the Long Beach Unified School District.
Tony Damico is an educator, community organizer, and non-profit leader. He co-directs Long Beach Fresh, a non-profit local food system accelerator.
Joe Corso developed a passion for composting at an early age and has been a gardener for most of his life. He is also an artist and a personal chef.
Lourdes believes children will eat what they grow, and has helped bring children’s gardens into many school playgrounds. She believes gardening is therapeutic, and helps support gardeners' physical and mental well-being.