Core members

Invest the most time in the network and receive the most benefits.

Ally members

Similar types of activities as core; however, their less frequent involvement results in fewer benefits.

GrassTops members

Primarily interested in collaborating with the network as an institutional partner.

Core Members

Richard Dobbins, Jr.

Principal and Founder South Side Roots
Photo of Richard Dobbins Jr.

Biographical Info

Richard founded South Side Roots, a sustainable horticulture and landscaping service firm. He has served as a landscape garden judge for the City of Chicago’s Community Gardening and Landscape Award program. He has also held instructor roles with Openlands’ Community Garden Training program, GreenCorps Chicago, and the Chicago Botanic Garden. He is most passionate about horticulture and its relationship to urban communities, particularly the rich conversation around the concept of “sustainability”.

Categories: Core