Amarilys Olivo Mockabee is the founder of the Garden of Worker Bees, an organic community garden located in Lower Broadway. She also provides nutrition, health and garden education in a fun and hands-on way for students and residents throughout the Greater Newark community. Following her passion of healthy eating and living practices, she established the Garden of Worker Bees, an organic community garden located in the Lower Broadway Neighborhood, Newark’s Central Ward. The garden is in its fifth year of operation and a Whole Cities Foundation 2017 Grant Recipient. Dedicating herself to serving the community through volunteerism, Amarilys serves as a Volunteer Project Coordinator at Jersey Cares and was celebrated as (2015) Jersey Cares August Volunteer Star of the Month. In September 2016, she represented the USA as a Slow Foods Delegate at Terra Madre Salone de Gusto in Turin, Italy and is currently a Board Member of Slow Foods USA, Northern NJ Chapter. With a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Minor in Public and Non-Profit Administration from Rutgers University, Amarilys has also obtained certification as a Food Literacy Educator with The Cook Book Project. As of June 2017, she is a certified instructor for Oldways A Taste of African Heritage & Health Cooking series.