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 Jackson

Emily Jackson

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

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
  • North Carolina Farm to Preschool Network
  • Farm to school training and technical assistance (teachers, child nutrition staff, farmers, community members)

Jessica Sparks-Mussulin

Jessica Sparks-Mussulin

Program Manager. jessica@nullasapconnections.org

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