Digging in the dirt at Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School and Albany High School, the Vegetable Project is a collaborative effort of parents, faculty and other staff members and community partners that supports after-school and summertime Garden Clubs, mentoring, summer jobs for teens; presents classroom lessons; and brings families together for occasional weekend events. The Vegetable Project is a 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit corporation.
Board of directors
Greg Amodeo. A lifelong Albany resident, Greg Amodeo has been teaching science in Albany city schools for 28 years. He currently teaches anatomy and physiology and introduction to medical science at Albany High School. He holds a Ph.D. from the University at Albany in curriculum and instruction. A member of the Vegetable Project board since November 2017, he previously served on the board of the Dudley Observatory in Schenectady, the nation’s oldest non-academic organization dedicated to astronomical research.
Dan Curry joined the board in November 2017.
Julia Farrant joined the board in October 2017.
Carolyn Keefe, a member of the board since the organization incorporated in 2015, has been an active volunteer since 2011.
Jeena Madden joined the board in March 2020.
Jenny McErlean, a member of the board since the organization incorporated in 2015, has been an active volunteer since 2014.
Kevin Rockwood joined the board in May 2020.
Timitra Rose joined the board in April 2020.
Bill Stoneman. Bill Stoneman started a garden program at Myers Middle School in 2009, when his daughter was an eighth grader there. The program grew into the Vegetable Project. Bill earned a master’s degree in teaching after many years in journalism.
David Hopkins, of counsel, since the Vegetable Project incorporated in 2015.