gil lopez is an educator, activist, green space steward, and co-founder of Smiling Hogshead Ranch, an urban farm in LIC, Queens. He sits on the advisory committees for the Dutch Kills Loop, the Western Queens Community Land Trust, and the Queens Solid Waste Advisory Board. gil’s pedagogies are rooted in land-based movements and his personal connection to plants, seasonality, soil, and the other elementals which inform and inspire his work.