Jackie Abena Smith
Jacqueline Abena Smith is an urban vegetable gardener, earth stewardess as well as the owner and lead consultant of GrowAsis Urban Garden Consulting Inc. on Chicago’s south side. Jacqueline has expertise in environmental sustainable garden practices and specializes in creating youth focused garden activities. Prior to her current position in GrowAsis, she has worked in various leadership roles within the urban agricultural arena with the Chicago Botanic Garden, Urban Habitat Chicago, and We Farm America. Her research on food security in Chicago has played a significant role on her entrepreneurial journey of empowering city residents to grow their own produce through organic methods.