Oko Farms

Team

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Team

YEMI AMU

YEMI AMU

Yemi Amu is the co-founder of Oko Farms and the Farm Manager at the Moore Street Farm. She directs all of Oko Farms' programs including education,  design/build projects and community related activities. 

She has facilitated the creation and maintenance of 20 edible spaces (in NYC) at schools and community organizations including a rooftop farm in Crown Heights and a 1/4 acre farm at the Weeksville Heritage Center that included poultry and bees.

In addition to her current work at the Moore St. Farm, Yemi is part of the NEBHDCo's (Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development)  Community Healthy Food Initiative where she manages 2 farms that source the Golden Harvest Food Pantry.

She has a Masters Degree in Health and Nutrition Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

JONATHAN BOE

JONATHAN BOE

Jonathan Boe is co-founder of Oko Farms. He designed the aquaponics system at the Moore Street Farm.  He consults on aquaponics design/build projects from his Oakland, CA where he is currently based. 

Jon is also a chef and graduate of Johnson and Wales University.

LEXI HARDER

LEXI HARDER

Lexi Harder is Operations Manager at the Moore Street Farm. She came to Oko Farms after graduating from Scripps College with a Bachelors degree in Sustainability in 2016. At the farm, she ensures the successful implementation of all educational and design/build projects.

In her previous work, she has managed a 70-member CSA that brought fresh produce to members of the Claremont, California community. She also worked for Fallen Fruit from Rising Women, a Claremont social enterprise that collected and processed donated fruit from the community to prevent food waste.

2017 INTERNS

Issa Originally from New York, Isa is a global environmental politics major currently attending Bates College. After college she hopes to pursue a career in urban farming. 

Issa

Originally from New York, Isa is a global environmental politics major currently attending Bates College. After college she hopes to pursue a career in urban farming. 

Gabriel

Gabriel