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My name is Chonnie Richey and I am the Founder of Independence Gardens.  Join us as we rally to ensure ALL children have access to fresh food.  

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Our Story

My name is Chonnie Richey and I am the Founder of Independence Gardens. More important, I am the mother of three amazing children and it is because of them that IG sprouted.  As parents, we are asked to partner with our schools to help our children succeed.  How can this be accomplished when we do not prioritize the food they need to nourish their mind and body?  We believe that programs that provide children and communities access to fresh food is critical to student success.  The seed in how IG began started with a simple school lunch.  Listen to our Story.

Our Team.

Welcome to the heart of our organization, where passion meets purpose. Get to know the remarkable individuals shaping the path forward as our esteemed 2024 Board Members. Each member brings a unique blend of expertise, commitment, and enthusiasm, creating a dynamic team dedicated to driving our mission to new heights.


From seasoned professionals to rising stars, our board represents a diverse spectrum of talents, backgrounds, and perspectives. Explore the profiles below to discover the stories, achievements, and passions that make each board member an invaluable part of our community.


Together, we embark on a journey of growth, impact, and community engagement. Join us in celebrating the collective dedication of our 2024 Board Members, as we work hand in hand towards a brighter future. 

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