Jocelyn Jackson’s passion for seasonal food, social justice, creativity, and community is rooted in a childhood spent on the Kansas plains, where her diverse, vibrant family would sing a song before sitting down at the table to share a soulful meal. 

Since then, Jocelyn practiced law, taught environmental science and ethics, became a yoga instructor, and created performance and visual art. Her inspiring international experiences include serving in the Peace Corps in West Africa, and teaching in an ecovillage in Southern India. She’s presented on the principles of community nourishment at Court Bouillon in Southern France, and back home in Oakland for the Fusion of Food and Yoga series at Anasa Yoga.

Jocelyn enjoys collaborating with a wide range of wonderful people and organizations including People’s Community Market, BALLE, Bryant Terry, People’s Kitchen Collective, Life is Living, Impact HUB Oakland, MOAD, Kitchen Table Advisors, NUMI Tea, YES!, and Late Nite Art.

Jocelyn is beginning her fourth year of full hearted cooking.  She founded JUSTUS KITCHEN to continue to create food experiences that inspire people to reconnect with themselves, the earth, and one another. And she still starts every meal with a song.

Press coverage of a visit to Fuse Box by SF Chronicle

Videos from Jocelyn's time with GRACE HEARTH