Noé grew up in Guadalajara, Mexico in an urban oasis of avocado, citrus, and pomegranate trees planted by his grandfather. In his tweens, his family traded the urban noise and smog for the quiet, fertile foothills of the Blue Mountains. In Walla Walla, he planted his first watermelon seed at the age of twelve and later on forged a deeper connection to the land by working as farm hand during the summers servicing wheat combines, tending cattle, and planting trees.

In 2010 big-city-life called again, so he moved to western Washington to finish his AA degree and soon after graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Medical Anthropology and Global Health and a minor in Nutrition. He has spent the last four years helping families across the state access food benefits and health insurance with the Seattle non-profit WithinReach. Noé brings to the classroom his love for working with people and growing food, and his inherent belief in social justice.

When he’s not a Green Plate or growing food in Interbay, you can find Noé enjoying live music throughout the city, embracing his weirdness with his partner at  NW Folklife Festival, or getting into random urban adventures on his trusty road bike, Roco.


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2115 25th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

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