Somali Community Growing Together
This new project in 2022 will engage Somali women and families in the New Holly neighborhood of SE Seattle to grow food in their yards, compost and amend soil and to learn about local water systems and stormwater pollution prevention. The project will provide hands-on learning opportunities at the New Holly Pea Patch, Rainier Beach Urban Farm field trips and workshops conducted in Somali.
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.