About Michael Veracka

Michael Veracka is an Associate Professor within the Department of Urban Horticulture & Design at Farmingdale State College. His teaching interests and design practice focus on sustainable design, edible landscaping and the adaptive reuse of urban spaces.

Michael is the creator of The Sustainable Garden, a new one-half acre demonstration garden within the department’s Teaching Gardens focusing on contemporary strategies and practices relating to responsible resource use, conservation and innovation, product development and food production. In 2013 SUNY designated this garden as one of “Six Big Ideas, With Unlimited Potential,” highlighting the garden as an example of the Power of SUNY.

At the root of his work is a reverence for nature and a respect for the natural environment ... | Read more about Michael

Winter and Spring

Reclaim Your Turf!

Saturday April 14th
To benefit the  Sustainable Garden at Farmingdale State College 

Cyrilla

PLANT OF THE MONTH

August
Cyrilla racemiflora – Swamp cyrilla, TiTi, Leatherwood

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Don't Miss This Event!

Saturday April 14

Reclaim Your Turf: Designing Sustainable Landscapes
A Benefit for the Sustainable Garden

Garden Party

GARDEN PARTY

Full Moon Harvest Dinner

"It was a fantastic event! The night was magical"

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Veracka IAICS conference 2015

Consultation

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Michael can tailor a lecture or presentation specifically for your event. Please reach out with your ideas and topics!

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Teaching and Curriculum Development

Michael Veracka

Monarchs of Autumn

Monarchs of Autumn