Jennifer Verprauskus

Jennifer Verprauskus, guest instructor in the Permaculture Design Course at Wild Abundance

Jennifer (she/her) is a Licensed Landscape Architect, Master Gardener, Master Composter, and a Permaculture Design Certificate Holder. She teaches classes at the North Carolina Arboretum and has taught at conferences across the country.

Jennifer has been passionately involved in landscaping and environmental work as long as she can remember. She studied landscape architecture at the University of Massachusetts and California Polytechnic State University, and has traveled extensively around the world, exploring place-based landscape design, permaculture techniques and the ways people built their life around self-grown organic produce.

She loves to help people re-connect with their food source, through effective design. Her mission is to bridge the gap between ornamental and sustainable landscape design. She currently works with homeowners and contractors in the Asheville area to build aesthetically pleasing landscapes and intentional spaces. Through the use of creative design solutions every planned landscape serves a purpose and that is Jennifer’s purpose.