Meet our 2022 Farm Interns!

Kyra Morrill (she/they) is a junior at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York. She has always had a love for nature, and her education in anthropogenic climate change and ecological damage has brought her down a path of healing her individual relationship with the land. Studying at Blue Skye Farm School, she hopes to learn skills in permaculture and homesteading to be able to take an ethic of environmental responsibility & care wherever she ends up. She is especially interested in herbalism & ethnobotany!

Maddie Wilcox (they/she) is a student of the land with a particular interest in cultivating relationships with plants through ceremony, ethical harvesting practices, and sharing plant medicine with their community. They aim to live each day guiding others, especially those with sensitive constitutions, towards healing through connection with the rest of the natural world. One day they hope to have a homestead of their own, helping others to live in a way that supports local ecosystems and decreases reliance on consumer capitalism. They are grateful to their beloved teachers: Gabe Garms, Reisha Beck, Georgie Denny Lilgreen, Kim Chisholm, Chris Chisholm, Nayaret Quezada-Salazar and the plants of the Pacific Northwest. 

Katie Purcell (she/her) is an Environmental Studies major with a focus in Natural Systems Applications at the SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry (ESF). She is pursuing a minor in Food Studies, and is interested in understanding the process of producing and distributing healthy foods sustainably. She is studying at Blue Skye Farm School to learn the process of farm-to-table permaculture, as well as how to live off the native ecosystem through wilderness awareness skills.

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