SP20 Native Edible Plants: A Historical Look at Landscape Design

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Thursday April 23

9:30 AM  –  12:30 PM

Native Edible Plants: A Historical Look at Landscape Design 

Instructors: Jennifer Verprauskus and Hillary Cole

Thursday, April 23; 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$44 Member | $54 Non-member

Limit: 24 students

BREG Elective - 3 Hours


Understand how both native edible and edible plants played essential roles of historical importance and the changes that have affected their use as popular landscape design elements over the decades. We will discuss how the evolution of modern landscapes creates challenges for preserving or utilizing some of these plants. This class will also give some applicable ideas as to how to incorporate native edible and edible plants in both residential and commercial landscapes in today’s landscape design.

Jennifer Verprauskus is a North Carolina Licensed Landscape Architect and a Permaculture Design Certificate Holder. She went to the University of Massachusetts and studied Landscape Architecture. 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.

Being raised in Montana, Hillary Cole grew up with a love of the outdoors and she knew that is where she wanted to be. She earned her degree in landscape design and horticulture from Montana State University and then she went on to earn her master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Colorado at Denver, in conjunction with a certificate in Historic Preservation.  Hillary is a licensed landscape architect in both North Carolina and South Carolina, and she has also earned her certified plant professional certification. She currently serves as the president of Cole Surveying & Design, PA.


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