Growing a garden relies on a healthy soil to sustain growth. Jo has worked maintaining healthy soils in a variety of organisations over the past 20+ years and is passionate about sharing the joy of gardening with others.
Food security is the focus of Jo’s efforts, working alongside women in Fijian villages to establish and maintain kitchen gardens to feed families as well as hosting community education programs.
Currently supporting programs in her local community, Jo volunteers as the Food Security Facilitator with the Women’s Friendship Group, which supports newly arrived Afghan Hazara families to settle in Launceston
Jo also works at West Launceston Primary School Community Garden implementing garden to plate education programs in the school, and is part of the Permaculture Tasmania team sharing learning days and courses in Northern Tasmania.