Danielle Russell

Danielle Russell is the School Garden Coordinator, supporting the work of school and community gardens, as well as Space to Grow. She first joined Openlands in 2016 through the Public Allies program. Danielle loves to engage students in discovery and stewardship of the Space to Grow gardens. She also volunteers for the SNCC History project and the Park 540 Community Garden Committee. Her goal is to learn about the connection between sustainability and racial equity, and to teach that to others.


  • B.A., Sociology, DePaul University

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