Meet the Team

Charlyn Griffith, Program Curator  

An interdisciplinary artist and social scientist who is deeply committed to naming frontline communities as impact makers in all areas of industry (particularly as it relates to development, education and art) and to doing thinking that supports sustainable and culturally responsible design and placemaking. Charlyn Griffith is a part of Wholistic, a queer, woman and POC led incubator of sorts. She is an active member of Soil Generation, a Black & Brown-led coalition of gardeners, farmers, individuals, and community-based organizations working to ensure people of color regain community control of land and food, to secure access to the resources necessary to determine how the land is used, address community health concerns, grow food and improve the environment.

Dylan DeVlieger, Farmer

A Philadelphia-based farmer with a background in fine art. From helping in his family’s garden as a child, to growing vegetables professionally in Delaware County, Dylan has been gardening for as long as he can remember. Prior to working for PHS, he was the field supervisor at Red Hill Farm, a 130 member CSA Farm owned by the Sisters of Saint Francis. Aside from growing vegetables, Dylan is an active forager and wildcrafter. He is excited about plant diversity and the unending possibilities that working with plants provides.  Dylan is passionate about the intersection of art, horticulture, and social and environmental justice.

Stanley Morgan, Farmer 

A Philadelphia native passionate about social change through community development, food justice, and environmental justice. Along with his work as an Urban Creator, Stanley also plays a critical role in the community engagement surrounding the farm. Personal development and relationship building has been one of his many strength when it comes to engaging community. Stanley’s skills and certifications include environmental literacy, farm management, residential carpentry, leadership building,conflict resolution, and group discussion facilitation. His future plans are to continue to create healing spaces in uncommon places for all people. Stanley's passion and dedication can be seen in the way he cares for the many facets of Life Do Grow Farm's operations and his relationships with the many people who come to the farm to visit!

Samuel Harris

Gypsy Geraldo

Kesha Medina

Darnell Drayton