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September 19, 2023
Permaculture and Permaculture Plants of Interest

ONSITE | Tuesday, September 19, 10 a.m - 2 p.m.

Instructor: Jennifer Verprauskus

$65 Non-member Adult**

(**Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes.)

Course Capacity: 24

BREG Core | BRN Elective | NCEE Credit


Learn how to bridge the gap between traditional landscape practices and self-sustaining systems taught in Permaculture. Landscape Architect and Permaculture Design Certificate Holder Jennifer Verprauskus covers basic design principles together with permaculture design concepts. Maximizing natural, beneficial relationships in the ecosystem while minimizing waste and energy use makes for an ideal landscape that nurtures itself and fits seamlessly into the natural environment.

Following on the Introduction to Permaculture class, the focus in Permaculture Plants of Interest is on choosing the best plants for a site, with an emphasis on incorporating edible and native plants into the landscape planting design. Students will be introduced to a myriad of permaculture plants and learn the attractive and beneficial qualities they offer, including historical uses and wildlife benefits to structure and color -- all considerations in creating a successful and sustainable landscape.

Jennifer Verprauskus is a North Carolina Licensed Landscape Architect and a Permaculture Design Certificate Holder. She studied Landscape Architecture at the University of Massachusetts. Since graduating, she has traveled the world to help people grow trees and their own food. She is the founder of both UpBeet Landscapes and BareRoot Designs, PLLC.

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September 19, 2023


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