Meet the people that make our garden grow! Scroll down to learn more about Lynsey Gammon, program director, Colie Belieu, Garden Manager, and our two amazing AmeriCorps educators: Jordyn Aldrich and Bridger Layton.
Lynsey has had her hands in the dirt here at Summit Community Gardens since the beginning. She put her heart, blood, and tears into building this garden, and worked for two years as its Garden Manager, growing fruits and vegetables for the Park City community, food banks, and the community gardeners. She has been committed to educating and engaging our community with what and how to grow here in Park City.
Lynsey took a year away from managing the garden to start and commit time to her own farm venture, Mountain Song Farms. Her farm has been a beautiful success, and it continues to thrive today.
Lynsey has now returned to SCG as the Program Director. She is thrilled to be back in a capacity that allows her to engage the community, train a new generation of gardeners, and help the garden thrive and flourish.
When she isn’t digging in the dirt, she is loving on her two daughters, Hazel and Ingrid and playing outside in the mountains - trail running, or mountain biking, or skiing.
Lynsey's favorite things to grow are garlic and beets. Her favorite food to eat are really good shoestring french fries!
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Colie Belieu now happily calls Utah home. She followed her heart to the mountains of Park City in 2013 and has since immersed herself in the local community by way of gardening, farming and yoga. She has been actively involved at Copper Moose Farm and the Park City Nursery, through which she learned many skills and methods for high-altitude gardening and farming. Colie is very passionate about the vital relationship we have to the earth, and how much this relationship teaches us about patience, growth and connecting to the elements. She feels truly grateful and blessed to live in such a serene place and looks forward to deepening her relationship with the local community of Park City through her work with the Summit Community Gardens. Looking forward she welcomes the opportunity to contribute many more years to sustainable growing practices in Park City.
In her free time, Colie enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her loving boyfriend, hiking, biking, running, skiing, swimming, practicing yoga, gardening, reading and writing.
Colie likes to grow radishes and arugula and her favorite foods are homemade sourdough pizza or homemade tamales!
Jordyn is Summit Community Garden's Community Educator and Coordinator. After serving in the United States Navy for 4 years, Jordyn pursued an Associates Degree in Human Development and Family Studies, with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. She has contributed hundreds of hours as a Civically Engaged Scholar. Building on last year's experience working for Wastach Community Gardens, Jordyn is looking forward to providing an environment where children can learn through nature-based lesson plans and hands-on gardening. We are excited to welcome her to the team!
Jordyn has a very specific favorite food: Stove top popcorn made with ghee and nutritional yeast. Mmmm. Yum.
Bridger just finished up a degree in Environmental Civics at Westminster College with a minor in Outdoor Education and Leadership. In the last four years his interest in food has grown greatly as he’s learned more and more about its significance. The power of food to connect people, nourish them, and foster meaningful relationships with the natural systems we all depend
upon was exciting to Bridger. He also has a passion for outdoor education and has sharpened his skills working as a trip leader with the Westminster Outdoor Program for the last four years teaching youth and peers how to safely navigate the backcountry. He’s excited to be a part of the Summit Community Gardens team this summer and work at the intersection of several of his passions: food, the outdoors, the environment, and teaching others. In his free time, you’ll find Bridger on a bike, a pair of skis, or conversing over a good cup of coffee.
Favorites for Bridger? He got really excited when he saw his carrots sprouting this year so he is going with carrots for favorite food to grow. And to eat? Really nice home-baked bread is his favorite food.