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Christo Johnson, Grocery and Wellness Department Manager

Christo Johnson (they/them/theirs) is the Grocery and Wellness Department Manager at South Philly Food Coop. Originally from the D.C./Maryland area, they currently reside in Philadelphia. They were first introduced to the cooperative world through joining an on-campus worker-owned coffee shop, the Greenleaf Coffee Co-op, while obtaining a degree in Sociology from Guilford College. They then spent the next several years working in retail food cooperatives in a variety of capacities at Deep Roots Market in Greensboro, NC and Mariposa Food Co-op in Philadelphia. It was in these coops that they learned the strength and importance of the principles of workplace democracy; they believe that all workplaces should incorporate those principles and that all workers should be able to influence their environments. Their other passions lie in writing and performing music as well as learning about woodworking and herbalism.