Staff and Board

 

Staff

Li Sumpter, Ph.D.
Director of Programs and Operations
Li joined Mill Creek Urban Farm in June 2016 and brings a passion for afrofuturism, art activism and emergency preparedness to her work in environmental and food justice. With a strong background in art education and community engagement, Li's focus is on cultivating creative approaches to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and farm-based learning while building new and long-lasting relationships with Mill Creek residents and community stakeholders. Her dissertation, Apocalyptic Soul: Seeing Through Image in the Age of End Time, examines the social and psychological impact of fear-based media on culture, consciousness and survival in the 21st century. Through creative problem solving, community organizing and innovative technologies employed at Mill Creek Farm, Li puts the theories of her academic reserach into practice to address food insecurity, cultural oppression and disease, and the immediate threats of climate change.
 
Alkebu-Lan Marcus
Farm Manager
Alkebu-Lan Marcus was born and raised in Philadelphia. "Key" has been involved in activism and community-based organizing for nearly 5 years which has shown and taught him a lot. He has studied different methods to help ease the struggle that oppressed people experience daily on a local, national and global level. Throughout his experiences he has come to understand the importance of food access and food security. About 3 years ago Alkebu-Lan decided to get more involved with urban agriculture; from volunteering, reading, touring and observing. Now that Key is a  part of the community at Mill Creek, he works to apply his thoughts, curiosity and creative ideas to benefit the community at large. His end goal is to be able to teach himself and others how to live more sustainably with each other and the earth.
 
Apprentices:
Marika Zeldenrust, Drexel Community Scholar, Drexel University, 2014-2016
Lucia Kearney, Field and Harvest Apprentice, 2016
 
Interns:
Nicole Moore, Temple Univesity, Public Health Program 
 

Board of Directors

President: Pamela Haines, Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children

Treasurer: Sarah Zlotnik, Stoneleigh Foundation

Ryan Kuck, Greensgrow Philadelphia

Kirtrina Baxter, Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia

Steven Whaley, Men of Mill Creek

Stephanie Brown, University of Pennsylvania

Donheen Boone, KIPP Charter School, Health and Wellness                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 

 

 

 
 
 

Upcoming Events

Mill Creek Farm is an educational urban farm located in West Philadelphia that is dedicated to improving local access to fresh produce, building a healthy community and environment, and promoting a just and sustainable food system.

All charitable donations are tax-deductible. The Mill Creek Farm is a program of A Little Taste of Everything, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.