Green Festival Speakers

Joanne Hedou



Joanne Hedou is a Fluvial Geomorphologist educated at the University of Oregon and Massachusetts. She has been an environmental activist and professional in Seattle since the 80s, working for King County as a Planner; as a water resources consultant for numerous civil engineering firms; as a university instructor; and, since 2001, as a fundraiser for local fish, farming and food groups. Her writing is about her experiences with water, natural systems, immigration and parenting in a world that is radically different from the one she grew up in. Joanne currently works with GroundUp at Yesler Terrace in Seattle and is in the process of establishing a new initiative in relation to her research on flooding and farms.