Leigh Robbie Gaymon-Jones (she/her/hers) is an artist and facilitator committed to cultivating inspired relationships with the earth and between people.
Currently at Solidaire Network, Leigh works with social movements to foster long-term building of liberatory futures. Leigh’s work is informed by over a decade of experience connecting communities to land, food and sustainable life practices. Her work at the intersection of food, education and identity for years, began in her hometown of Austin, Texas, where she led youth and community farm programming at Urban Roots. She has since managed Alemany Farm, a San-Francisco community project, directed the education team at CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture), supported the launch of the Castanea Fellowship, for leaders in food equity, and guided the strategic redesign of UC Santa Cruz’s historic Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture. Leigh has also served as a program development consultant and facilitator with various food, arts and philanthropic organizations. Leigh is inspired by human connection and human capacity. She continues to vision and create projects at the crossroads of land, creativity, and wholeheartedness. During the Shelter in Place orders, Leigh has relished the time to spend at home in Santa Cruz, snuggled up with her partner and newly adopted pup—Willow Wind!
(formerly with Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) University of California, Santa Cruz, now on CWC’s board and with Solidaire Network)