Board of Directors

DCGP is currently accepting new board members for 2018.

You do not have to be a gardener!

We are looking for folks who have a vested interest in the food system of Duluth, a professional skill set, and a network in the Duluth Community. Support for our mission and organization can come in many forms — marketing, accounting, human resources, fundraising, law, or other areas of professional expertise to assist a growing non-profit are especially desired at this time.

To learn more or attend a meeting, please contact:

Lydia deGrood, Board President


Lydia deGrood - President (Currently on maternity leave): The Flint Group - Account Project Manager

Cole Puffer - Vice President (Acting President): UMD Medical School Student, DCGP Gardener

Karen Herman - Secretary: UDAC - Executive Director

Jonathan Katzmark - Treasurer - Executive Chef at Canal Park Brewery

Julie Allen: Graduate Student, Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Assoc. Coordinator, DCGP Gardner

Wendy Sjoblom: Graphic Designer, Professional Gardener, DCGP gardener

Tracie Clanaugh: First Witness - Executive Director

Em Westerlund: Duluth City Councilor, PAVSA Staff, DCGP Gardener

Emily Ford: Glensheen Mansion Head Gardener