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Justin Allen, Isles

Justin Allen, Isles

Urban Agriculture Coordinator

Justin has been gardening and working with plants since as early as he can remember, around the age of three. His passion is now in growing food organically, and helping others to do so. For the past year he has been working at Isles, Inc. in Trenton as their Urban Agriculture Coordinator. For almost 5 years prior he was working with Greater Newark Conservancy, first as their Youth Farm Stand Coordinator, then Director of Community Greening, and finally Director of Urban Agriculture. Prior to that he worked for 5 years with young children on an eighth of an acre garden through HealthBarn USA’s healthy lifestyle education program. Justin received an Associate of Arts from Bergen Community College. He also received his Bachelors of Science in Nutritional Science with a concentration in Dietetics, along with a certificate in Food Systems Education and Administration from Rutgers University. Justin has also earned an internationally-recognized Permaculture Design Certificate.