Stewarding is how we view leadership. Our framework has taking a page from the thousands of indeginous leaders. By valuing and learning from the land, we stewards on behalf of the Englewood community.
L. Anton Seals Jr. Organizer, educator, community connector, filmmaker and entrepreneur. Anton’s work has been dedicated to service and active engagement through the use of media arts, community organizing and empowerment to dismantle oppressive system impacting divested and oppressed communities.
Anton is the Lead Steward (Executive Director) of Grow Greater Englewood a social enterprise focusing on building a equitable and resilient local food system that fosters protections of vacant land in divested communities and focuses on connecting those residents with community wealth building opportunities.
Lead Community Engagement & Operations
Mecca Bey began her journey at GGE over a year ago because of her passion and dedication to help rebuild communities through a healthy lifestyle and social and economic change. She was sought out after completing a job training course at Growing Home, where she pursued her other passion of learning how to farm organically so that she could reach our children the importance of growing your own food organically and teach communities about a sustainable life in Urban farming.
Board of Directors
GGE's inaugural board is working to further give foundational support to help guide and support the vision and mission of Grow Greater Englewood.
Aysha Butler- Treasuer
Anton Seals Jr.
Lead Steward (Executive Director)
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Fred Carter & Dr. Jifunzia Wright
Black Oaks Sustainable
Urban Growers Collective
Blacks In Green
Greater Southwest CDC
Vermont Montgomery- Ujaama Land Trust
Eat to Live
Voices of West Englewood