GROW Windham Staff: (left to right) Carlisle, Sally, Kate, Cris, Erin, Samone, Jaron

Director  – Sally Milius

Sally Milius is a former high school teacher who decided that gardens were much more fun than classrooms and Willimantic the greatest community she could ever call home. In 2011, she co-founded GROW Windham with Alice Rubin, the general manager of the Willimantic Food Coop.    Since then, Sally has been learning from everyone she meets, about agriculture, community organizing, program management, youth development, and how to make a food system into a family.

Director K-8 Programs – Kate Callahan

Windham Youth CORE Program Coordinator – Samone Jones-McCarthy

Samone Jones-McCarthy recently became a part of the GROW Windham family this past May. After graduating from Windham High in 2012 and from Eastern in 2016, Samone wanted to start her journey in promoting educational excellence in today’s youth. She will be the Youth Program Coordinator working with high school youth in the Windham area to raise awareness on social justice and food security through their garden at Lauter Park.

Garden Coordinator – Jaron Gaier

Jaron discovered his love for gardening in college, and has filled a variety of roles since graduating in ’12. He is very excited about his newest role, as the garden coordinator at the Thread City Family Garden.