AE21 Introduction to Permaculture


Introduction to Permaculture

ONLINE* Two sessions: Tuesday and Thursday, March 23 - 25; 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Instructor: Jennifer Verprauskus

$65 Member | $75 Non-member

BREG Core requirement


Move from inspiration to action in this two-part class that covers the principles of Permaculture and an understanding of its place in successful landscape design. Successful landscape design creates holistic spaces that are aesthetically pleasing, balanced and where every piece of the landscape is maximally used to benefit the system as a whole. This is done in many ways but primarily through understanding design while developing beneficial relationships in the ecosystem, minimizing waste and energy, replicating natural systems, valuing diversity and garden efficiency. An ideal landscape nurtures itself and fits seamlessly into the natural environment. In this two-part class, students will learn landscape design basics, principles of Permaculture, and be called to action through inspiration.

*Instructions for joining via Zoom will be emailed to registrants the day prior. Please add to your contacts so our emails do not end up in your spam folder. A recording of the class will be made available to registered participants for a limited period following the session for review and to provide access to those with scheduling conflicts.


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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