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
    • Farm to Preschool
    • Burke County Farm to School Project
    • Farm to school training and technical assistance (teachers, child nutrition staff, farmers, community members)

 

  • 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:

    • Farm to School Funding (mini-grants and cooking stipends)
    • Growing Minds @ University Project
    • Teacher resources (stickers, recipe cards, lending library, cooking equipment, etc)
    • Farm to school resources including lesson plans, nutrition education activities, garden and farm activities, farm field trip guides, and school garden resources
    • Growing Minds @ Market and promotion of EBT programs for farmers tailgate markets