Leon Nunez, born and raised in Charlottesville, works as Cultivate Charlottesville's Garden Associate. Leon attended the city schools where they took part in the Garden Aid program provided by Cultivate in middle school. There they learned about urban agriculture and has since become an active volunteer, youth food justice intern, then garden associate. Leon learned how to be more involved in their community and address the problems that impact food justice and food equity. Currently they help lead Cultivate’s interns and show youth that they have the power to make a difference in the food system and their community. Leon is currently attending Piedmont Virginia Community College and dreams to transfer to the University of Virginia to get a degree in biology or psychology.
HEAL Food Alliance
2021 School of Political Leadership
Team: Cultivate Charlottesville - Land, Liberate, Reparate