Lead Grower at Growing Solutions Farm
Tucker joined Urban Autism Solutions as the Lead Grower of Growing Solutions Farm in fall 2018. He works closely with young adults with autism and related disabilities from Chicago Public Schools, Easter Seals, and UAS residents at the farm, providing vocational programming on customer service, food safety, principled agriculture, and environmental stewardship. Tucker is a facilitator for AUA’s Farmer to Farmer mentorship program.
In his time here, he has rebuilt the farm, expanded marketing to the West Loop Green City Market and Rick Bayless-owned restaurants, and increased programming at the farm. He loves chocolate, bossa nova, and commutes year-round by bicycle.