Our Team/Jocelyn Perez-Blanco

Environmental Educators

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Jocelyn Perez-Blanco

Jocelyn Perez-Blanco, Founder of Herban Garden, is an educator, herbalist, urban naturalist, Flower Essence Therapist, conservationist, and avid gardener with a background in biology, animal husbandry and agriculture. Her work infuses the values of community-building, accessible learning, and the betterment of the environment through educational services, namely, providing consultations for everything from incorporating herbs into your life to tending to your houseplants. Via free or low-cost interactive webinars and outdoor activities, she helps students explore the many facets of plant identification, horticulture, herbalism, ethnobotany, phytochemistry, and ecosystem management.

Jocelyn is a member of the Student Support Team at The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, an educator with NYC H2O, a Super Steward for NYC Parks, and the organizer for the Herbalists MeetUp Group, as well as a Board member and NYC Queens Chapter Coordinator for Herbalists Without Borders. She recently completed the Watershed Forestry Institute for Teachers Summer programming, and is currently compiling research for a book and interactive app. Her classes have been recommended by The New York Times.