Jessica Worden (she/her)
Farm to School Coordinator, Corvallis Environmental Center
Procurement & Education Hub Coordinator
Linn & Benton Counties
Jess has been a part of OFSSGN for the last year serving in Linn and Benton Counties where she lives and works. Having started an elementary school garden, Jess loves the opportunity to connect children, teachers, and community members with plants by getting their hands in the soil. Jess is also the daughter of a farmer, and enjoys connecting the community with fresh local products as well as talking to and making connections with the local producers.
The education and procurement focus for Linn and Benton counties has been to connect with the rural communities in the area, build community relationships with producers through virtual farm tours, and working towards providing a seed library for garden educators in the region.