Food and Faith Podcast
cohosts: Anna Woofenden and Derrick Weston
Anna and Derrick speak with Jen Bloesch, the program director of Gideon's Garden in the Southern Berkshires of Massachusetts.
Bio:Jen is a native of Madison, WI. While in college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jen became passionate about both cooking and sustainable agriculture. For two years she was the director of Slow Food UW, a student organization focused on providing UW students access to local and organic foods. Through her work as director, Slow Food UW opened a weekly cafe and became incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Jen currently works for Grace Church, an Episcopal Community in the Southern Berkshires and is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. In 2019, Jen moved to Great Barrington so she could participate in the unique program that is Gideon’s Garden. She loves that Gideon’s Garden allows her to do all the things she loves to do most: grow delicious and healthy food, care for people through ministry, and offer outdoor educational experiences for young people.