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My Utmost for His Highest

Aniki Shani is the founder of Know Good & Well


She serves Know Good & Well as a professional, certified Horticultural Therapist and a certified sustainable urban farmer. She has led therapeutic horticulture sessions for a multitude of service locations, including children’s hospitals, senior centers, and schools for the Chicago Botanic Garden as the Therapeutic Horticulture Coordinator. She is currently the Senior Horticulture and Wellness Manager for Bethel New Life, a nonprofit organization located in the Austin neighborhood in Chicago focused on community revitalization and holistic wellness.


Aniki is a certified Beekeeper and Environmental Literacy Educator. She is also a professional chef and culinary nutritionist through Washburne Culinary Institute with a focus on plant-based cuisine and food literacy.

Aniki holds a Master Urban Farmer certification through the University of Illinois Extension, certificates in Sustainable Agriculture and Horticulture from the Chicago Botanic Garden | Sustainable Urban Agriculture from City Colleges of Chicago, a certificate in Good Agricultural Practices from Illinois Extension, and is a Produce Safety Alliance Certified Grower.


She is currently pursuing her graduate degree in clinical mental health counseling. She infuses nature as a healing modality into creating effective, holistic programming and methodologies that uproot any notion of lack or incapability for participants.

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