Founder & President
Marilyn Wilkes, MBA, is the Director of Communications at the MacMillan Center at Yale University. She is an avid organic gardener and spearheaded the Plant A Row for the Hungry grassroots campaign in Connecticut with Connecticut Food Bank in 2006. Marilyn also sits on the board of the West Haven Land Trust, the West Haven Beautification Committee, Sustainable West Haven, West Haven City Rocks, and Skeleton Fest West Haven. A lifelong resident of West Haven, she resides in West Shore with her daughter Desiree.
Jean Bonzani is a Certified Master Gardener, UCONN, C.E.S., 2009, and an enthusiastic vegetable gardener, providing vegetables to family, friends, and Ample Harvest from her backyard garden. She also has been an active volunteer Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters for over 12 years and a long time Connecticut State Employees Campaign for Charitable Giving representative. She and her husband Michael are avid swing dancers and active members of the Connecticut Swing Dance Society and Shoreline Swing. They have been gardening and swing dancing together in West Shore for 12 years.