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Jasmine Thompson

Associate Director for Climate-Smart Technical Assistance

814.349.9856 x777

About Jasmine

Jasmine supports farmers as they implement climate-smart farming practices to increase climate resilience and food sovereignty from Maine to South Carolina. 

Before joining Pasa, Jasmine owned and operated Philly Forests, an 8-acre farm using crop revenue to fund an urban ecology program that promoted urban forestry, wildlife habitat restoration, and nature education in Philadelphia. She has a background in federal food policy work and Native American food sovereignty advocacy in northern California. Jasmine served as an advisor for the USDA Farm Service Agency Urban Agriculture County Committee for Philadelphia, a Land Advocacy Fellow for the National Young Farmers Coalition, and a Board member for the Pennsylvania Farmers Union. Jasmine uses her power of storytelling, core memories, and asset-based community development to revitalize the connection between neighbors and the regional food system. She was drawn to Pasa due to the aligned values of equity in resource distribution to programs that usually have a lot of red tape.

Outside of work, Jasmine is a classical pianist working through Chopin’s 21 nocturnes. She also enjoys foraging mushrooms and herbaceous plants in the wild.