With contributions from the cities of Des Moines, SeaTac and Normandy Park, On-the-Grow Learning Garden Truck engages, educates and equips our urban communities to eat and grow healthy food by promoting an urban agriculture model which uses sustainable methods to support food growers. This program addresses the inequity of food insecurity and lack of food access in our communities by empowering people to grow their own healthy food.
South King County has the highest rate of food insecurity in King County. Families with children experience food insecurity at 18%, rising to 49% for Latino families with children. This region also has the lowest consumption rate of fruits and vegetables in the county. Simply having access to fresh fruits and vegetables is an important step in increasing consumption of these healthier foods, and an essential link to lowering the risk of disease and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle
For more information contact: Bridget Kubes, 206-582-8128
Senior Program Manager, Member Jurisdiction Partnerships
Jessica has managed the Member Jurisdiction and WRIA Grant Programs at KCD since March 2007. Jessica has a Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies and Spanish and graduate level education in the fields of Public Administration, Urban Planning, and Facilitation and Negotiation. She is an experienced program manager responsible for tracking millions of dollars in grant funding with a successful track record of liaising with local governments, nonprofits, and watershed groups on natural resource conservation issues.