Asha Loring - Health in the Hood

Asha Loring Founder and Executive Director, Health in the Hood


A former Americorps Director and gardening enthusiast, Ms. Loring created Health in the Hood to grow fresh foods in under served communities that lack healthy options.  Asha shares her expertise in community engagement, urban gardening and & wellness to build vibrant vegetable gardens that provide fresh foods for families in food deserts. Asha believes that growing vegetables creates connections to food choices and makes healthy eating attainable and exciting.  She hopes that by building community gardens and providing health education in low-income neighborhoods, Health in the Hood is putting children on the path to healthy futures, preventing disease, giving parents helpful information and creating environments that support healthy choices.