East New York Farms! Staff

David Vigil
Project Director

(718) 649-7979 ext 12
david@eastnewyorkfarms.org

David oversees all components of the project including fundraising and program development. David started in 2007, serving as Farm Manager, Youth Program Director, and ultimately as Project Director. David brings with him experience in both urban and rural agriculture, youth development, adult education, and volunteer management. David studied at Deep Springs College and received a B.A. in History and Spanish from Columbia University. He was named one of New York Food Policy Center’s “40 Under 40 in Food Policy” in 2016.

Iyeshima Harris
Market and Outreach Coordinator
(718) 649-7979 ext 29
iyeshima@eastnewyorkfarms.org

Iyeshima Harris started her mark in the food justice movement at the age of 14. As a Jamaican native, she struggled with the process of assimilation into a new culture. Through farming she found great comfort in her community. Throughout her involvement in the movement, Iyeshima has taught food justice, advocate for universal free school lunch, assisted in the development and sustainment of a youth-led organization, and is now the organizer for the Youth Food Justice Network. She is dedicated to integrate youth empowerment and leadership into adult dominated sectors. With a double major of Political Science and Sociology, Iyeshima wishes to combined her passion for food justice and her knowledge of the American politics to drive the importance of food in people’s everyday life.

Tirrell Alford
NYCHA Farms Manager
(718) 649-7979
tirrell@eastnewyorkfarms.org

Tirrell manages our two NYCHA farms at Pink Houses and Bay View Houses. He holds an Associates degree in graphic design, and came to us through the training program at the Kingsborough Community College Farm.

Sadatu Usman
Community Gardens Organizer
(718) 649-7979 ext 15
sadatu@eastnewyorkfarms.org

Sadatu is a hospitality veteran and has managed restaurants and hotels in NYC for than 20 years. After breaking out on her own, she worked on her small family farm with her mother in Delhi, NY. She grew a variety of specialty vegetables and would sell them at Pop-up Markets she organized in Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy. During this time, she started vending at the ENYF! Farmers Market, where she sold fruits and veggies and handmade bath and body products. After 2 years vending at the ENYF! Farmers Market, joined the ENYF! team as Community Gardens Organizer.

Kevon Hines
Youth Program Director
(718) 649-7979 ext 28
kevon@eastnewyorkfarms.org

Kevon is the ENYF! Youth Program Director. He works directly with the youth interns, developing youth development and agriculture workshops, and guiding the Youth Food Justice Network. Kevon is an alumnus of the ENYF Youth Internship program, working with us from 2007-2011 before joining our staff in 2017.


Kendra Ellis 
Youth Farm Manager
(718) 649-7979 ext 14
kendra@eastnewyorkfarms.org

Kendra joined ENYF in 2016. Kendra became interested in food justice because of her early involvement in community gardens in her hometown of Astoria, Queens. She has worked on several organic and biodynamic vegetable farms around the Northeast and studied agricultural sciences at Cornell University, supporting her ultimate goal of becoming an urban farmer in NYC.