Instructor: Marissa Renz

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Marissa Renz is the owner of Plant Happiness LLC, a garden consultation and design company located in Fort Wayne. After receiving her B.S. in Public Policy, Environmental Affairs, she received training in the Purdue Extension Master Gardener, Master Naturalist, and Urban Agriculture programs.  In 2023, she completed the Oregon State University Professional Permaculture Design Program. In the last decade, Marissa has worked in property management, provided designs and installations for clients, permaculture, community education, and organic market gardening.  Marissa's research of plants and garden design focuses on creating visually appealing outdoor spaces that also operate as balanced and functional ecosystems.


Learn more about Marissa here. Be sure to check out her interview below.





Classes by this instructor


Birding Your Yard
The bird is the word! Birds are an integral part of any garden or natural space. What steps can we take to invite native birds into our outdoor spaces? Learn eco-friendly techniques to enhance your gardens and draw them into your outdoor space.
Wednesday, April 24, 2024, Kettler Hall Rm G22
Call of the Wild: The New Role in Home Landscaping
This workshop will provide a brief overview of many of the benefits of native plants and how we can incorporate them into beautiful gardens, while also creating healthy and functional ecosystems.
Wednesday, May 8, 2024, Kettler Hall Rm G22
Gardening for Native Pollinators
This workshop will provide an overview of native pollinators and look at how we can provide them with food sources, lure them into our gardens and provide habitats for them in our urban garden spaces.
Wednesday, April 10, 2024, Kettler Hall Rm G22
Healthy Garden Soil
Dirt is cheap, good soil is priceless. Many ingredients make a healthy garden, but good soil is the most valuable ingredient. This workshop will dig deeper into our Indiana soil, offering eco-friendly tips and tricks to enhance and improve your soil for long-term growth.
Wednesday, March 27, 2024, Kettler Hall Rm G22
Organic Food Gardening
Home-grown food costs less, is healthier, tastes better and is conveniently closer to home. This session will provide an overview of how you can organically cultivate many commonly grown foods. We will dive into seed starting, irrigation, garden placement and planning, and more.
Wednesday, March 20, 2024, Kettler Hall Rm G22