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First Name
Judith
Last Name
Alexander
Location
Port Townsend
Organization
Local 20/20, Local Food System Council
Which skills or areas of expertise are you willing to share?
Agriculture and Food Services
Health Care, Medical, and Healing Arts
Social Services and Non Profit
I am interested in working with schools in my area
No
What kind of availability do you or your organization have to offer?
Mentorship (coffee or lunch, shorter time commitment)
Briefly describe the program, volunteer work, or partnerships you or your organization may offer.
Local 20/20 has a very extensive website which would provide most of the needed information for anyone interested in learning more about that : www.L2020.org Same is true of the NW Earth Institute work at www.nwei.org

As to my clinical work, I have described that well enough, above.
You have indicated an expertise in Agriculture and Food Services
For the past 10 years I have volunteered with Local 20/20, our local Transition Town, (www.L2020.org) and within that effort have primarily focused on efforts to strengthen our local food system. Examples of projects I have worked on include: instigating many community gardens in Jefferson County, assisting in the formation of our Quimper Community Harvest gleaning network, conducting a Farm Survey of our local farmers production realities, and currently facilitate the Local Food System Council made up of folks who populate the food system, from seed growers, to farmers, to nutritionists, food retail workers, educators, food program regulators, institutional chefs and restaurateurs, and concerned citizens. I also have grown much of my own produce for decades, and am committed to sourcing my other food from people I know, in order to know where my food comes from.
You have indicated an expertise in Health Care, Medical, and Healing Arts
I have been a clinical social worker, self-employed, in private practice with a home-based counseling practice for the past 35 years. I currently only work part time, providing individual and couple's counseling, and lots of group work for folks who like learning and growing with others. These groups usually focus on the cultivation of one's creativity, spirituality, and/or profound self-acceptance. All of my work encourages clients to accept 100% personal responsibility for their life experience and emphasizes the importance of following one's heart in making life decisions and plans.
You have indicated an expertise in Social Services and Non Profit
Both my career as a clinical social worker and my volunteerism in Local 20/20 have helped me to cultivate wisdom in the arenas of providing social services and working within non-profits, although most of that experience reflects a commitment to both healing practices and cultivation of sustainable behaviors and lifestyle practices. Another non-profit I have worked with for a long time is the Northwest Earth Institute (www.nwei.org) out of Portland. I particularly feel comfortable with group facilitation, if that is of interest to any mentees.