Meet The Family
Founder & Executive Director
Camille T. Hadley
Camille is the Co- Founder and Executive Director of Little Growers Inc. in Brevard County, FL. When Camille’s home flooded during Hurricane Irma, she joined Higher Ground. Camille has been a member of the Leadership Council for Anthropocene Alliance since 2019. She is one of 22 grassroots leaders selected for the Sierra Club and Women’s Earth Alliance 2019 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator for Women Environmental Leaders. In 2020, Camille was invited back to Sierra Club and Women’s Earth Alliance to serve as a mentor to the 2020 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator for Women Environmental Leaders. Camille also serves as the co-chair for the South Brevard NAACP Enviromental Justice Committee.
“Environmental racism is uncontrolled in South Brevard. Our goal is restorative justice, especially for the people living in the community surrounding University Boulevard. High levels of pollutants and toxic substances impact the area as the result of racist zoning and corporate pollution. This damages community soil and groundwater, as well as our watershed and the Indian River Lagoon, having a direct impact on the health of the people in the community. Bioremediation of our soil and groundwater is critical.”
Founder & Garden Director
Rondy Lee Hadley Jr
Rondy is the Co- Founder and Garden Director of Little Growers Inc. in Brevard County, FL. Rondy is a Brevard County Native born and raised in Melbourne Florida. Rondy decided to begin growing food for his family in pots outside their home on Washinton st. in the Powell Subdivision in 2015. After seeing so many community youth were interested in what he was growing he suggested to his wife Camille that they start Little Growers Inc. and teach community youth the value of growing food in a sustainable way. His green thumb keeps Little Growers producing fresh food for the community on an ongoing basis.
"If they have to steal it, we're just not growing enough."
Arthur was born in the Nation’s Capital but his roots are in New Orleans and date back to visits with his grandmother who lived in the Lower Ninth Ward on Fostall Street. He grew up in Washington, DC, and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from The George Washington University and the University of the District of Columbia, respectively. He relocated to New Orleans in 1999 where he has established himself as an accomplished fundraising professional
and non-profit leader with a number of educational institutions and non-profit organizations. This has included work with Tulane and Xavier Universities and
the New Orleans Public Schools. More recently, he has served as Regional Vice President for Major Gifts with the American Heart Association, Director for the
Office of Development for Episcopal Community Services of Louisiana, and Chief Development Officer for Operation Reach. As CSED’s Chief Executive Officer, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization and works
closely with staff and volunteers to advance CSED’s key initiatives focused on Food Security, the Natural Environment and the Built Environment.
Also he has served on the Board of New Harmony High School, a state charter school focused on environmental and resilience, providing opportunities to explore and development young minds and leaders of the future! Arthur was selected as the winner of the 2019 Paul and Joyce Aicher Leadership in
Democracy Award. This CSED winning team was selected from 64 nominations in this national contest, for combining citizen engagement with environmental
science to create equitable development and policy on climate resilience.
Amberstar joined Little Growers Board in 2021. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management focused on Entrepreneurship and a Minor in Leadership Studies from the University of Central Florida - College of Business Administration. Currently Amberstar serves as the Program Coordinator for Career Source Brevard.
Rushelli Luna is a pioneer and industry leader, a nonprofit expert, providing ambitious planning, management and development services to organizations invested in low-income areas and underserved communities. Ms. Luna has many roles, she is first a loving mother of two beautiful girls, setting an example and creating so many teachable moments for her children. Ms. Luna has always desired to give back and create a specific structure catered to nonprofits to provide change for communities of color that are underserved and impacted by systems that are not set up for their success. Ms. Luna has been a specialist for more than ten years. Rushelli's objective is to build impactful leaders across the world, helping nonprofits at every stage. Ms. Luna is an amazing Poet and Author of “My eyes admirable Her Beauty Poems in Reflection of Mom & Cancer” published in 2019 and “The 21 Day Fundraiser Challenge: The Nonprofit Guide to Creating Successful Fundraisers” published in May 2020.
Youth Board Member
Ahmir Alexander Hadley
Ahmir is Little Growers Inc. First and newly elected youth board member. He currently attends Central Middle School. He is 13 years old in the 7th grade. His favorite subjects are coding and science. Ahmir is also on Little Growers youth leadership council and a member of our earn and learn program.
Lead Permaculture Consulting Partner
BOD Founder, Executive Director
A native of Chile, Monica is a New York City–based community organizer, sustainability educator, and ecological designer since 2007. An avid gardener as a small child with her grandparents in Chile, she rekindled her passion for growing food as an adult while living in southeast Alaska.
Monica is committed to improving food systems while advancing social and environmental justice globally. She has dedicated her life to working with diverse and marginalized communities in education and local development in the U.S. and abroad. Monica has advanced certifications in Permaculture Design and Teaching and serves on the Board of Directors for the Institute of Permaculture for Children (IPEC), Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA), the International Permaculture Convergence Committee (IPCC), the Indoor Gardening Society (IGSA), and the Permaculture Association of the Northeast (PAN).
Jamie currently volunteers with Little Growers, but will be joining our team as the Program Assistant in April 2022. She is a recent graduate from Baylor University where she obtained a B.A. in Medical Humanities and a minor in Legal Reasoning. During her time in college, Jamie founded a student organization and served as President for two years where she gained experience in marketing, event planning, and community organizing. After graduation, she volunteered as an AmeriCorps VISTA, where she served as the Marketing Coordinator for Evans Center.
Lead Design Consulting Partner
Nisbett Design LLC
Joe Nisbett is a landscape designer, community planner, and permaculture consultant. His work focuses on creating resilient communities, regenerative landscapes, and social justice.
Joe received his first Permaculture Design Certificate from Grow Permaculture in 2016. He holds a master's degree in both Landscape Architecture and Community Planning from Auburn University. At Auburn, Joe was a researcher for regional green infrastructure planning. He is also the founder of the Permaculture Tigers Student Association.
Joe now lives in Jersey City, New Jersey where he is the principal of Nisbett Design LLC. Joe sits on the Board of Directors for the Permaculture Association of the Northeast and Beyond Organic Design. He spends his free time community organizing, meditating in the garden, and cooking fantastic soups.
Little Growers Inc’s work is about sustainability it’s about environmental justice and restoring the environmental health of our neighborhood and the health of our citizens through hands-on activities that teach healthy living practices and restorative environmental practice’s in line with nature.
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