Sue Jensen (2021-2022)

Sue Jensen, wants to help get the Food Shed Co-op up and running and for it to become a vital part of our community. She values healthy food, healthy connections with others and striving to make the local environment a healthy and happy place to live. 

Sue stepped away from teaching as an elementary school art teacher in 2020, but has not struggled to fill in that freshly unoccupied time. She, along with her husband Tom, devotes most of her time restoring their new (very old) home and property (including some oak/hickory woodland, savanna and wetland). She enjoys volunteering for educational programs at McHenry County Conservation District, participating in local restoration work days at various sites managed by the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, the Land Conservancy of McHenry County and Loyola University’s Retreat and Ecology Campus (LUREC). She also serves on the board of the Environmental Defenders while being active on a number of their action teams, most notably the Recycling Action Team. Trying to be an example and encouraging others to reduce waste has been a lifelong obsession and she has spent many hours volunteering at recycling drives. 

With the announcement of the Food Shed’s new property and future store location, she has become excited to spread the word and do all that she can to help turn the idea of this co-op grocery store into a reality. Ultimately, her dream is to tap into her art/teaching experience and foster community by offering educational outreach programs (bringing her two loves of art and nature together with food) in the Food Shed’s beautiful new space.