Our Farmers

Arthur J. Culbert, Ph.D.

 Dr. Arthur Culbert is the founding Chairman of the Board of STL Village and serves as Urban Farmer in Residence at New City School in the Central West End in St. Louis Missouri.  He is a trustee at the Saint Louis College of Pharmacy and holds faculty appointments at the Saint Louis School College for Public Health and Social Justice and at the University of Missouri School for the Health Professions

 Dr. Culbert was the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of Health Literacy Missouri, our nation’s leader and the world’s largest non-profit community organization dedicated entirely to health literacy. During this time, Dr. Culbert served as a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Health Literacy and among other awards was designated Health Care Hero by the Saint Louis Business Journal. 

Prior to his arrival in St. Louis, Dr. Culbert served for 31 years as a faculty member and a dean at the Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. He achieved prominence in the areas of minority medical education, student affairs, and undergraduate public health education among others.  In this capacity, Dr. Culbert taught undergraduate and graduate students, published and presented more than 100 papers at professional meetings on subjects ranging from medical students responsibilities for treating patients with AIDS, which he presented at the World’s Aid Conference, to the relocation of baseball stadiums, which he presented at the annual baseball conference at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown New York.

 Dr. Culbert resides in St. Louis with his wife and two step-daughters were he maintains an urban farm producing organic produce for two local food pantries.


Nancy Culbert, M.A.  

Nancy Culbert has for the past 16 years been the Director of Student Services at the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University. In this capacity she has been recognized nationally and locally for her work with students. Nancy has received many awards including most recently being designated as one of five woman of the year at Saint Louis University in 2015. The farm provides the opportunity for Nancy to connect with her mom who recently passed but who loved to work in the garden. Pulling weeds and constantly cleaning the soil are some of the farm chores Nancy most likes to do in the garden. She loves the opportunity to meet individualsand helps create the wonderful community down on the farm