Jennifer Fromm

FOUNDER
 

I was born and raised in Antioch, Tennessee where my grandmother put me to work in our backyard garden. Covered in mosquito bites at the resilient age of five, I pulled dandelions and other weeds to make room for spinach, tomatoes, summer squash, and sugar snap peas. My family didn’t live near a supermarket and with two working parents, there wasn’t a lot of time to make it out to the closest one. Thanks to my grandma’s garden, we had access to healthy food.

 

Steven Clarke-Martin

Project Coordinator
 

Watching plants grow is one of my greatest joys. Even as a kid, when I only had a little cactus to call my own, I loved it. I’m from Omaha, Nebraska, where I earned a degree in Agricultural Studies. I went on to work for an industrial food corporation but left because I wanted to pursue a job that aligned more with my values. I believe that gardens can bring neighbors together and foster a community’s mental and physical health.

 

Ynez Delac

Project Coordinator

For a while, I worked as a PR consultant to emerging musicians and bands in Nashville. I wanted to transition into the nonprofit sector and be involved in the sustainable movement. Project Sprout is my first venture into the field, and I couldn’t be happier. I still have a strong commitment to the music industry and sometimes combine both skill sets by planning and hosting fundraising shows at our larger gardens.