Emily Jackson is the founder and director of ASAP's Growing Minds Farm to School program. Growing Minds was one of the first farm to school programs in the country and a pioneer in farm to early care and education as well. Emily also served as the National Farm to School Network’s Southeast Regional Lead for nine years and currently co-facilitates the North Carolina Farm to Preschool Network. She lives in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina with her husband, one dog, two cats, and a varying amount of chickens. Emily aspires to write a children’s book and believes deeply that every child should have the opportunity to grow a garden.