Jordyn Appel-Hughes, Local Motive Program Director, is Michigan grown and had an early passion for social and environmental justice through community stewardship, action and advocacy. She has spent over a decade engaging in food systems and environmental justice work, having spent the last eight years beekeeping, working on and operating a wide variety of small to large-size sustainable and organic farms, community gardens and designing, building and facilitating educational and operational farm-based programs and businesses. In 2015, she transplanted to Wilmington as a FoodCorps service member, spending two years engaging students, school communities and local partners in school garden and nutrition education before transitioning into her current role as the Local Motive Program Director. Now addressing the issue of a lack of access to fresh, local and healthy foods through the Local Motive Mobile Farmers Market. She is constantly empowered and humbled while engaging with the community in helping to create collaborative efforts to mobilize and build a local, accessible food system that is equitable, sustainable and healthy. Jordyn is additionally the female and plant half of Greensky Farms growing with regenerative practices; and also co-owns and operates Centripetal Farms alongside Marie Davis. Centripetal Farms is an education and consulting organization focused on cultivating a stronger knowledge of farming, environment and sustainability in vulnerable schools and communities. Catch her on her off time outside; whether it's working & learning from the land, hiking with her dogs or making her way to the water.
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