Green Festival Speakers

Jeanne Pinsof Nolan



Jeanne Pinsof Nolan, “The Organic Gardener,” has been growing food for over 20 years. In her current role as project manager for Chicago’s Green City Market, she is responsible for designing and implementing The Edible Gardens, a 5,000 square foot vegetable garden for children at Lincoln Park Zoo. She is also founder of “The Organic Gardener, Ltd,” focusing on helping people to have fun successfully growing organic vegetables. She also works extensively with schools, restaurants and institutions. Her career began with a 1987 apprenticeship in organic vegetable gardening and farming in California, and she subsequently lived on organic farms in Southern California, Austin and Asheville, N.C. Nolan has been featured in Travel and Leisure, Food and Wine, and Woman’s Day. In 2009 she appeared on the nationally syndicated talk show, The Daily Buzz and was a recipient of Shape magazine’s “2009 Green Living Awards.” Locally she has had features in The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Social and Today’s Chicago Woman. She lives in Glencoe with her husband and two children