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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. 


Anton Seals
Lead Steward

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.

Mecca Bey
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

Atara Young

Glenn Charles



Howard Bailey

Chelle Rashad


Cecille DeMello

Anton Seals Jr.
Lead Steward (Executive Director)


Wisdom Circle

The Wisdom Circle are long term supporters and advisors to Grow Greater Englewood. 

By using our collective assets and wisdom, Englewood will continue to advance a collective vision to shift the narrative of Englewood a hub for food and environmental system businesses and increasing the quality of health outcomes for its residents.


Fred Carter & Dr. Jifunzia Wright
Black Oaks Sustainable

Erika Allen
Urban Growers Collective

Naomi Davis
Blacks In Green

Harry Rhodes
Growing Home

Ghian Forman
Greater Southwest CDC

Perry Gunn
TeamWork Englewood

Jermont Montgomery- Ujaama Land Trust 


Ben Helphand

Martha Boyd
Eat to Live

Gloria Williams
Voices of West Englewood