Jo Perkins '24

    Permaculture Intern

    Major: Environmental Science
    Minors: Biology and Museum, Field, and Community Education

    Having moved around a lot throughout the course of their life, Jo got to experience a wide range of environments as a child. It was interesting to see how different places grew different plants and had different squirrels, birds, and other animals!

    Summer camp was formative for developing their love of nature. After spending a couple summers as a camper, Jo started to give back to their camp community as a counselor and later a coordinator. Jo loves leading and teaching camp kids how awesome nature is!

    During high school, Jo was very active in the recycling and garden club, as well as the co-founder of a litter picking initiative in their community. In college, Jo shares their enthusiasm for gardening and birds with other students as president of the Campus Garden Club. The project that they’re currently very excited about is the addition of chickens to the garden composting efforts! Chickens are the ultimate permaculture poultry and add a lot of ecological value and interest to the garden! 

    Being a permaculture intern is a super awesome opportunity and Jo can’t wait to see where it takes them!