Areas of Expertise:
Professor Michael Veracka is an expert in the field of landscape design,with a particular focus on providing insights into developing comprehensive, sustainable designs for residential, commercial and industrial contexts. He is knowledgeable and well versed about plant materials, soils and landscape construction techniques.
He has created a Sustainable Garden at Farmingdale State College and taught on edible landscapes and home gardening.
He holds the following certifications:
Rhode Island Certified Horticulturist
Rhode Island Arborist License
He has been an adjunct instructor at Harvard University's Landscape Institute, The Rhode Island School of Design -- Department of Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design, and School of Continuing Education. He has been a guest lecturer at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, the Queens Botanical Gardens, The Connecticut Horticultural Society, Tower Hill Botanic Gardens, Blithewold Gardens, The Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show, and others.
His design for a residential wooded garden was featured in an article entitled "No Stone Unturned," in the September 2006 issue of Rhode Island Monthly Magazine.
He earned a BA in English from Providence College and a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design.
He has served as a Board Member for several non-profit institutions, most recently the Southside Community Land Trust of Providence, RI, a non-profit organization devoted to the preservation of land in urban Rhode Island for the use of growing food.