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Lucy Chen

115 Wyckoff Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11237




Dynamic, observant, and self motivated health educator with diverse experiences in urban farming and project management


Qualification Profile



Urban Farming and Horticulture


  • Excellent knowledge and practice of composting techniques
  • Coordinated and designed layout of urban garden for two consecutive growing seasons.
  • Oversaw the tasks of planting vegetables, herbs, trees, flowers, seed propagation and general garden maintenance using organic farming methods.
  • Gained familiarity with natural pest control, weed control and composting methods.
  • Guided the use of season extension methods to a food pantry farm.
  • Utilized seed saving and food preservation techniques.


Education and Curriculum

  • Programed and facilitated a 6-week children’s gardening and health curriculum, “Healthy Bloomers” for ages 5-9yrs.
  • Created gardening lessons for “Eat Well, Live Well” program catered for low-income seniors that are apart of a food pantry.
  • Created educational lessons for local elementary school students. Facilitated and lead three classes of students in horticultural technique. Also led a local Brownie Troop in a lesson on tree identification.
  • Prepared and taught a lesson to group leaders on edible plant parts to relay to their elementary school students.
  • Created lesson on alternative stress reduction using aromatherapy for senior citizens and recovering addicts
  • Instructed first time contact wearer patients ages 12-50+ how to insert, remove, and care for contacts.
  • Swim instructor with four years of experience


  • Conducted qualitative and quantitative surveys for site evaluations in regards to attitudes on Horticultural Therapy and future career goals.
  • Performed outreach to New York City food pantries to monitor status and offer aid in starting organic self sustaining vegetable gardens.
  • Assisted in allocating new prospects for the Development department, and acquired food donations from Chipotle Mexican Grill for workshops held in the office.
  • Coordinated and conducted a marketing campaign to local Human Resource departments to promote awareness of our company and services. Established and maintained relationships with Human Resource departments of such companies.
  • High end eyewear stylist and sale representative.

    Project Management

    • Managed and held primary responsibility of an urban garden.
    • Consulted with experienced farmers, horticulturalists, landscape artists, and botanists to assist with garden maintenance and design.
    • Collaborated with GrowNYC and NYRP to secure garden supplies and plants.
    • Coordinated volunteers and corporate volunteer groups to work in the garden.
    • Supervised staff members and interns in a variety of settings
    • Initiated several partnerships with a local school, Brownie Troop and substance abuse organization to provide various gardening activities on site.
    • Carried out fundraising efforts with neighboring businesses for the garden.


Employment History

Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger

Eat Well, Live Well Gardening Instructor Septemper 2011-July 2012

Urban Farm Manager  Febuary 2012-Present

St. Vincent’s Garden- Horticultural Society of New York Nov 2010- Sept 2011

Program Coordinator and Nature Educator

Horticultural Society of New York January 2010-Septembter 2010

Horticultural Intern

 Bushwick Impact August 2010

Volunteer nutrition and nature educator

Grand Central Optical August 2007- Present

Administrative Assistant/Sales Representative

Foremost Glatt Kosher Catering August 2006- May 2007

Running Catering Waitress

 Elite Fitness Management Summers 2003-2007





Food Democracy Now

The Horticultural Society of New York



CUNY Hunter College 2006- 2011 [Anticipated Graduation Jan. 2012]

Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education, Psychology Minor, 12 credits in Nutrition and Food Science

Dean’s List 2011

NYC Master Composter


Crafting organic lotions



Urban Farming


Languages: Mandarin, and working knowledge of Spanish


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