About ASAP

Growing Minds is a program of Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food.

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Growing Minds Team

You can contact our team by phone at 828-236-1282, using the email addresses below, or our online contact form.

  • Emily JacksonEmily Jackson

    Director and founder of the Growing Minds program. emily@nullasapconnections.org, ext. 101

    Please email Emily if you are interested in any of the following areas:

    • Partnering with ASAP/Growing Minds
    • Policy initiatives
    • Consulting
    • State or regional initiatives
    • National Farm to School Network
  • Anna LittmanAnna Littman

    Program Coordinator. anna@nullasapconnections.org, ext. 102

    Please email Anna if you are interested in any of the following areas:

    • Farm to School training for pre-service teachers and community health professionals in University programs
    • Farm to School and Farm to Preschool training for teachers, parents, community members, and farmers
    • Farm to School resources including lesson plans, nutrition education activities, garden and farm activities, and farm field trip guides
    • The Local Food and Farm to School Education Project in Jackson County
  • Jessica Sparks-MussulinJessica Sparks-Mussulin

    Program Coordinator. jessica@nullasapconnections.org, ext. 104

    Please email Jessica if you are interested in any of the following areas:

    • Growing Minds @ Market and promotion of EBT programs for farmers tailgate markets
    • Farm to School Funding
    • The Local Food and Farm to School Education Project in Jackson County
    • Teacher resources (stickers, recipe cards, lending library, cooking equipment, etc)
    • Farm to School resources including lesson plans, nutrition education activities, garden and farm activities, and farm field trip guides
  • Brittany WagerBrittany Wager

    Program Coordinator. brittany@nullasapconnections.org, ext. 103

    Please email Brittany if you are interested in any of the following areas:

    • Teacher resources (stickers, recipe cards, lending library, cooking equipment, etc)
    • Farm to School cooking program
    • Henderson County Farm to School project
    • School Garden resources
    • Farm to School training and technical assistance (teachers, child nutrition staff, farmers, community)