Green Festival Speakers

Elspeth McGarvey


Elspeth McGarvey is a student at the University of Chicago majoring in Political Science. Last summer she participated in Pamela Martin's research class and interned at Windy City Harvest. For the Summer Links Program as a Community Outreach Intern, she worked at the 61st St. Farmers Market and developed a community outreach plan. Elspeth was also a farm hand at The Great Pumpkin Patch in Arthur, IL where she helped to grow over 400 varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds.

At the University Community Service Center, she has worked as the Volunteer Referral student staff where she has worked to connect interested students with good volunteer opportunities. She now works at Growing Home's Wood St. Farm as an Urban Farm Assistant.