Co-Founder of OKO Farms
Farm Manager, Moore Street Farm, NYC
Yemi Amu is the co-founder of Oko Farms and the Farm Manager at the Moore Street Farm. She directs all of Oko Farms’ programs including education, design/build projects and community related activities.
She has facilitated the creation and maintenance of 20 edible spaces (in NYC) at schools and community organizations including a rooftop farm in Crown Heights and a 1/4 acre farm at the Weeksville Heritage Center that included poultry and bees.
In addition to her current work at the Moore St. Farm, Yemi is part of the NEBHDCo’s (Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development) Community Healthy Food Initiative where she manages 2 farms that source the Golden Harvest Food Pantry.
She has a Masters Degree in Health and Nutrition Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.