About Jen:

Jen Nathan Orris is a freelance writer and audio producer living in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.

She is the Managing Editor of Edible Asheville and host of Growing Local, a weekly radio series and podcast supported by Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. It airs Mondays at 8:45 a.m. on WNCW. Jen is contributing editor at WNC Magazine.

She has produced and reported stories for several NPR affiliates including WAMC Northeast Public Radio and WFAE in Charlotte, North Carolina. She also studied audio storytelling at the Salt Institute of Documentary Studies.

When she's not writing or recording sound, Jen can be found on her five-acre homestead in Asheville where she and her husband Rich tend to their five chickens, two rescue dogs, and large vegetable garden.