Jennifer de Graaf will present on designing and maintaining native plant gardens. Jennifer will use a number of CA native plants such as Bouteloua gracilis 'Blond ambition', Yarrow, Salvia x. clevelandii, Quercus agrifolia, Carex tumulicola, and Blechnum spicant, etc. to demonstrate important workflow considerations to design native plant gardens and to reduce hazards in the event of a wildfire. This critical thinking method can be applied to a variety of garden settings.
Jennifer has 22 years of professional landscape design and project management experience of parks, schools, hospitals, trail systems, streetscapes, historic properties, commercial housing, and estates and private residences. For five years, Jennifer taught courses for UC Berkeley Extension in the Landscape Architecture Certification Program. She also served as the Lead Trainer and Director of Education for ReScape CA.
Jennifer is licensed as a Landscape Architect in California, a LEED Accredited Professional, ReScape CA Qualified Professional, ReScape CA Rater, and a Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper. Jennifer received her Bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture from Oklahoma State University.