Jesse Blom

Sweet Water Foundation

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Jesse Blom earned a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from Dartmouth College in 2006, and has since pursued a career in the field of experiential education.  For several years, he worked as an outdoor and leadership educator, first with Camp Manito-wish YMCA in northern Wisconsin, and then with Global Youth Leadership Institute in Milwaukee.  A student and practitioner of collaborative leadership theory, Jesse has developed a wide range of group facilitation skills.  He has practiced these skills with a diverse array of students and teachers from many parts of the world.  His work has taken him to New Mexico, Ontario, Costa Rica, and the Netherlands – among other places.  However, Jesse’s favorite place to work is a re-purposed factory building in the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee. Since joining Sweet Water Foundation in 2010, he has specialized in the “human” aspects of urban farming.  As Education Coordinator, he designs Sweet Water’s educational program, delivers lessons and workshops, and manages public outreach.  Jesse looks forward to working with the Milwaukee community and the Sweet Water team to make Sweet Water an international model for urban agriculture in post-industrial cities, while creating economic prosperity, social benefits and environmental sensibility.