Biography for Edie Jessup

Edie recently moved to the area from Humboldt County in California.  She spent her work career focused on access to healthy food by low income neighbors.  She worked in a homeless shelter, and later as an advocate for homeless housing and access to services.  In Central California she oversaw food access in an 8 county area with the Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Project, primarily working with low income diverse communities.  Edie was co-chair of Roots of Change, organizing for a sustainable food system. Edie loves the work of Edible Landscapes here in Yamhill County.