Zachary Pickens is an urban gardener, seed saver, Master Composter, and the full-time urban farmer at the Riverpark Farm at Alexandria Center. Zach developed school garden programs and managed youth-run farmers’ markets throughout Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx before joining Riverpark Farm as Farm Manager. Zach is a certified Master Composter and also started Rooftop Ready Seeds, focusing on the development of a stock of vegetable seeds that are tailored to the unique climate of the city of New York.