Building Urban Forest at Yes Farm
Black Farmers Collective (BFC) and local volunteers will engage the International, First Hill, and Central communities in restoring the south end of YES Farm by planting a miniature urban forest with native plants, pulling out invasive vegetation, and increasing the natural habitat. BFC will coincide this restoration project with educational workshops that facilitate sharing of ancestral narratives and practices, the use of traditional plants, and the role plants play in our health and wellness.
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.