Jason immigrated from Taiwan in 2000 and spent most of his childhood in the Northern Virginia suburbs before studying poetry and spinning tracks on college radio at Longwood University. Having grown up cooking dishes like braised fatback and eggs and sour bamboos using his Haka grandmother’s recipes and many years working in food service, Jason is intimately familiar with issues of food access at various levels. He believes that families that cook together stay together– and is thankful to be able to serve the River City community in bringing fresh produce and technical assistance through Corner Farm.
Words to live by
“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”
What has been your favorite Tricycle experience?
I’ve been very blessed to be able to work with all our team members in various projects. For me, my favorite experiences have always been the little things: learning about edible flowers with my peers in the Urban Ag Fellowship; sharing fruits and recipes with local children at wellness and outreach events; or even just learning the fine mechanics and importance of bolting down the framework of our new greenhouse with our project manager. Everyday at Tricycle doing the work we do is exceptional in itself.
What do you do when you’re not working for Tricycle?
I am a voracious reader and a keen foodie. It’s also not uncommon to find me writing verse at diners and stoplights around Richmond.