Committee Members


John Manley – Garden Manager: Chair meetings and manages deliveries.

John is one of the original members of the VACG, old guy, semi-retired, been gardening since the late ‘40s, then under duress, still stuck in the days when folks were nice to each other and contributed to the common good. Social liberal, fiscal conservative, not fit for government office. Prays for peace but makes his living on disasters. Go figure!


Jenni LancasterMembership Coordinator: Manages waitlist, guidelines, and plot assignment.

“I’ve been a community gardener for about 11 years. I love growing food to feed my family, my favorites are tomatoes and garlic. This year I’m going to plant something I’ve never even heard of – a Cucamelon!”


Eric Gunther – Treasurer/Secretary: Manages finances and records for the garden, interfaces with the garden’s bank, handles bills, drafts budget.


Alec Petrillo-Groh – Garden Coordinator: Interfaces with DC government and other groups.


Chantel Sheaks – Garden Coordinator: Interfaces with DC government and other groups.


James Glueck – Garden Maintenance Coordinator: Inspects garden plots and generates list of required tasks.


Kimberly Hahn – Garden Maintenance Coordinator: Inspects garden plots and generates list of required tasks.


Lu SalazarGarden Maintenance/Social Coordinator: Schedules social functions and tri-annual cleanups, manages Facebook and Instagram accounts, generates lists of required tasks, keeps track of and orders tools.


Navya Michele CrickSocial Coordinator: Schedules social functions and tri-annual cleanups, provides snacks at events, and maintains the website.