Community Partners

Steve Cochrane, Superintendent, Princeton Public Schools
Bonnie Lehet, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum
Eddie Cohen, Science Supervisor
John Miranda, Athletic Director
Peter Vasquez, Operations Manager

Riverside Elementary School:

Bill Cirullo, Principal
Stephanie Peloso and Nancy Jackson, PTO Presidents
Beth Behrend, Chair of Garden Committee
Louise Senior, Garden Educator

Littlebrook Elementary School:

Annie Kosek, Principal
Martha Friend, Science Lab Teacher
Dina Shaw and Christina Walden, PTO Presidents
Amy Mayer and Wiebke Martens, Chairs of Garden Committee
Priscilla Hayes, Garden Educator

Community Park Elementary School:

Dineen Gruchacz, Principal
John Emmons, Science Lab Teacher
Rebecca Salazar and Cara Carpenito, PTO Presidents
Lee Yonish, Chair of Garden Committee

Johnson Park Elementary School:

Robert Ginsberg, Principal
Sue Bowen and Milena DeLuca, PTO Presidents
Elizabeth White, Parent Organizer of Garden Program
Wendy Parker, Garden Educator

John Witherspoon Middle School:

Jason Burr, Principal
Cindi Venizelos and Shazia Manekia, PTO Presidents
Janet Gaudino, Faculty Supervisor for Iron Chef

Princeton High School
Gary Snyder, Principal
Joy Barnes-Johnson, Science Teacher
Paula Jakowlew, Science Teacher
Matt Wilkinson, Physical Education Teacher

Community Organizations, staff contacts:

D&R Greenway Trust, Sophia Blackman
Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association, Jeff Hoagland
Friends of Princeton Open Space, Aelin Compton
Princeton Public Library, Susan Conlon

Garden Businesses, contacts:

Obal’s Garden Center, Kathryn and Walter Obal
Belle Mead Co-op, Chris Trautwein


Todd Reichart, webmaster and social media outreach, Princeton University
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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; continuing advice on projects and progress after the $30,000 grant completed for Garden State on Your Plate farm-to-school tasting program.

Mary Traub, education director, Princeton Young Achievers/YMCA. Liaison for the GSOYP program for at-risk children.

Participating Chefs:
Christopher Albrecht
Terra Momo Restaurant Group, Kingston
Scott Anderson
elements restaurant, Princeton
Gab Carbone
Bent Spoon, Princeton
Gary Giberson
Sustainable Fare and Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville
Rob Harbison
Princeton University, Princeton
Alex Levine
Whole Earth Center, Princeton
Rick Piancone
Princeton University, Princeton
Craig Shelton
Princeton Center for Food Studies
Josh Thomsen
Agricola
Linda Twining
Twin Hens, Princeton
Jen Carson
Baker, chef and educator

Participating Farmers
Susan and Ted Blew
Oak Grove Plantation, Pittstown
Walter Bonczkiewicz
Village Farms, Lawrenceville
Fred Bowers
Princeton Soil Institute, Princeton
Bruce Cobb
Arc Greenhouses, Shiloh
Matt Conver
Cherry Grove Organic Farm, Princeton
Kevin and Bob Flaim
Flaim Farms, Vineland
Pier Guidi
Bamboo Hollow Apiaries, Hillsborough
Kelly Harding
Cherry Grove Farm, Lawrenceville
Ed Lidzbarski
ER & Son Organic Farm, Monroe Township
Andrew Marchese
Doublebrook Farm, Hopewell
Jess Niederer
Chickadee Creek Farm, Pennington
Mike Rassweiler
North Slope Farm, Lambertville
Mary Ann Thompson
Paradise Hill Farm, Vincentown
Chris Turse
Double Brook Farm, Hopewell
David Zaback
Z Food Farm, Lawrence Township

Supporting restaurateurs and institutions
McCaffrey’s
Carlo and Raoul Momo, Terra Momo Restaurant Group
Jack Morrison, Witherspoon Grill, Nassau Street Seafood and Blue Point Grill
Jim Nawn, Agricola
Gab Carbone, Bent Spoon
Whole Earth Center
Princeton University
Gary Giberson, Sustainable Fare
Lawrenceville School

Farmers and producers
Walter Bonczkiewicz, Village Farms, Lawrenceville
Matt Conver, Cherry Grove Organic Farm, Princeton
Jess Niederer, Chickadee Creek Farm, Pennington
Mary Ann Thompson, Paradise Hill Farm; Vincentown
Flaim Farms, Kevin and Bob Flaim, Vineland
Susan and Ted Blew, and Family Oak Grove Plantation, Pittstown
Bruce Cobb, Arc Greenhouse, Shiloh
Ed Lidzbarski, ER & Son Organic Farm, Monroe Township
Gab Carbone, Bent Spoon ice cream, Princeton
Jessica Durrie, small world coffee, Princeton
Griggstown Quail Farm, Princeton
Terhune Orchards, Princeton
Jennifer Carson, Jen’s Cakes & Pastries, Princeton
Nicole Bergman, Simply Nic’s Specialty Foods, Princeton