About Grow a Row: Our Partners and Team
Grow a Row FC started in May 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis. In five months, gardeners in Fairfax County, Falls Church city & Fairfax city donated more than 2000 pounds of fresh produce through Grow a Row FC. In spring 2021, we started Grow a Row PW to serve Prince William County, Manassas & Manassas Park.
Many thanks to Adria Bordas, senior extension agent with Virginia Cooperative Extension for supporting this effort with seeds and advice; also to Carly Aubrey, Kerry Beck, Diane Charles, George Ehrlich, Letty Hardi, Stephani Keen, Casandra Lawson, Ross Litkenhous, Peggy Riccio, Cory Suter, Sandy Tarpinian and Kate Walker for their support, ideas and seed donations. Huge thanks to Sean Cunniffe for designing the logo.
Committed to the Cause
Director and Founder
Stacey Evers co-chairs the Fairfax Food Council's Urban Ag Work Group and is vice chair of the Falls Church Environmental Sustainability Council. She teaches environmental education in Fairfax County and has seen first-hand how early exposure to gardening can connect children positively to food and the environment. She wants everyone to get enough to eat every day, and she wants that food to be healthy, fresh and affordable.
Michelle Cabero Rogers
Coordinator, Grow a Row PW
Director of Social Media
Michelle Rogers is a member of the Fairfax Food Council's Urban Ag Work Group and a master’s candidate in the Nutrition and Food Studies program at George Mason University. She volunteers with Food for Others as Gleaning Coordinator for markets and farms and serves as a Spanish conduit by interpreting for native-Spanish speakers at community gardens. Michelle is passionate about healthy foods and helping communities that are struggling with food apartheid achieve access to fresh fruits and vegetables via community gardening and food rescue operations. Her personal mission is to empower local communities with nutritional access while helping to instill more sustainable norms and behaviors around food, the ecosystem and natural environment.