Isiah Hawley, garden education assistant at Poughkeepsie Farm Project, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. As a teen, Isiah moved to Poughkeepsie. There, he earned his GED through the Nubian DirectionsYouthBuild program. Isiah co-teaches after-school garden clubs at two elementary schools in Poughkeepsie, NY where he leads food and garden-based activities that develop social-emotional skills among his students. When he was a child, Isiah and his sister use to eat broccoli all the time together; it is still his favorite vegetable. Isiah loves to make people laugh and always has a smile on his face.