About Us

About Herban Garden

Herban Garden offers a multitude of services and programming that are infused with the values of community-building, accessible learning, and the betterment of the environment through educational services, namely, providing consultations, as well as training or re-training through online webinars and intense interactive in-person workshops, and free outdoor activities, such as nature walks, in the fields of plant identification, gardening and horticulture (in relation to both outdoor and indoor flora), herbology, ethnobotany, phytochemistry, and ecosystem management. 



About Jocelyn

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. 

Jocelyn is a host for SocietyX, as well as a member of the Student Support Team at The School of Evolutionary Herbalism. She is the organizer for the Herbalists MeetUp Group of NY, currently serves as Secretary on the Herbalists Without Borders Board of Directors, and is the Coordinator of the NYC Queens Chapter. She is member of the American Herbalists Guild’s NYC Chapter, and a member of their Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee.

She is an educator and guide with NYCH20, and was part of the 2020 cohort for Cornell's Community Mushroom Educator Training, and completed the Watershed Forestry Institute for Teachers Summer 2021 program. As a Citizen Pruner with TreesNY, and Super Steward for NYC Parks, Jocelyn participates in street tree care, trail maintenance, invasive plant removal, and reforestation projects.

She is currently compiling research for a book and interactive app. Her classes have been recommended by The New York Times.