Daniel Bowman Simon
In 2011, Daniel founded SNAP Gardens to raise awareness that SNAP (food stamp) benefits can be used to purchase food-producing plants and seeds, and to cultivate successful gardening endeavors. During the 2008 Presidential campaign, Daniel founded TheWhoFarm, a bus-based non-partisan campaign that visited schools and farmers markets across America, collecting signatures for a petition that respectfully requested the new White House residents grow vegetables at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. He sometimes spends time advocating for a vegetable garden on the NYU campus, where he is enrolled as a Master’s student in Urban Planning. His favorite toys as an infant were frozen brussel sprouts. Now they are his favorite vegetable to eat and grow. He knows it’s unlikely, but he holds hope that someday everyone will fall in love with brussel sprouts. Daniel served as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Bohol, Philippines, and taught English in Inazawa, Japan. He sometimes tweets at @SNAPgardens.