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Emily Jackson

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Emily Jackson works for Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP), in Asheville, NC. She launched their Growing Minds Farm-to-School program and offers support to teachers, farmers, and child nutrition directors, locally and regionally, to implement farm to school initiatives. Through her experiences with ASAP and the national Farm to school Network, Emily illustrates how […]

Alphie Rodriguez

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Alphie considers herself first and foremost an educator. She has done obesity prevention work before and now works to create more accessible farmer’s markets and integrate healthy food into corner stores. She takes an interest in the cultural and political aspects of food and health, and connects this to her personal life experiences. […]