Rick Garcia

Woodbine Ecology Center
Facility Manager
Rick was born in Denver and raised in Boulder during the Chicano Rights Movement, which was and continues to be a major influence in his life and his social justice work. He attended the University of Colorado Boulder and also has 10+ years of Urban Farming experience as a practitioner, teacher, and leader of youth and volunteer programs. He enjoys construction work and tinkering and he has used his skills to build infrastructure and support many organizations throughout the years. He was the Farm Manager for 8 years at the Urban Farm - where he had to interact and teach children, work with animals, and teach how to be stewards of the land. He has brought his experience in aquaponics, vermicomposting, composting, and animal husbandry to help build urban farms in places that are in need (Childrens Farms of America, Growhaus, Escuela Tlatelolco, etc.) Now at Woodbine, Rick is able to bring his diverse life and work experience in urban farming, social justice, youth leadership and community work and combine it, on a daily basis, putting it all to good use for the facility and the community at large.