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Jess Blackwell
Former Student Intern

Jess was one of the five original interns in the OSCP Program in 2010. She was a graduate student majoring in Extension Education in the department of Agriculture Leadership, Education and Communication. Her studies focused on environmental sustainability programs geared towards small communities within the U.S. and in South America.

Jess earned her BA in Geography from UTK in 2009. Her goal is to grow 70% of her family's yearly vegetables and also to spread the practice of gardening and small scale farming to other families to aid in their economic sustainability.

Jess's interests outside of school and gardening include hiking, backpacking, flat-water kayaking, crafting and belaying her rock climbing husband.