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Morgan Apicella
CSGP Field Coordinator & Teaching

Morgan Apicella is a co-founder of the Community and School Garden Program and has worked in urban agriculture, education, and social justice in Tucson for over 15 years.  He currently works with local educators to build capacity in their school communities for integrating garden-based education into the existing pre-K-12 pedagogical practices... [more]

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Michelle Coe
Sustainable Environmental Education Coordinator

Michelle graduated with a M.A. last year from the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona (UA). She began working with the Community and School Garden Program (CSGP) in 2013 as a graduate student, and now works on the SEEC (Supporting Environmental Education and Communities) program within the UA CSGP. Her aim as the... [more]

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Sallie Marston
CSGP Director & Course Instructor

Sallie Marston is a human geographer, a professor in the School of Geography and Development, and the director and co-founder of the UA Community and School Garden Program. Her academic work is located at the intersection of socio-spatial theory and collaborative politics for social change. She is particularly interested in how space, or sites... [more]

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Chris Ortiz y Pino
Program Manager

Chris Ortiz y Pino is a master’s student of urban planning in the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture and is concurrently working towards a graduate certificate in water policy. His focus is on the intersection of land use and water resource management. Prior to graduate school, he served in the United States Peace... [more]

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Becky Patterson...
CSGP Field Coordinator & Teaching Assistant

Becky Patterson-Markowitz is a master’s student in the School of Geography and Development interested in understanding how the world inscribes itself on bodies. She is interested in using creative movement as a way to foster emotional intelligence and empathy among youth, particularly in post-conflict situations. She is a Tucson native. Prior... [more]

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Joseph Patton
CSGP Field Coordinator & Teaching Assistant

Joseph Patton is a master's student in the School of Geography and Development, focusing on local food systems, urban development, and art. Prior to graduate school, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua, working on issues relating to food security and sustainable agriculture. His projects included designing and implementing food-... [more]

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Moses Thompson
TUSD/UA School Gardening Coordinator

In 2006, Moses helped found the nationally recognized Manzo Ecology Program as a facet of his school counseling program utilizing the therapeutic nature of gardening to help meet the social and emotional needs of his students.  Moses’s work has been featured in British Journal of Medicine, National Geographic, School... [more]