Jessica Gemella

Instructor/Program ChairJessica Gemella, VIU Horticulture Chair

Jessica is a registered landscape architect, certified arborist, and a graduate of the University of Guelph’s Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program. The intent of her work is to cultivate healthy living by designing restorative, vibrant, and beautiful landscapes. Her teaching approach aims to create an inspiring learning environment for students to collaborate with each other on unique projects. Jessica brings a diverse knowledge of the horticulture industry with work experience including; the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Ontario, the Butchart Gardens in Victoria, landscape planning in the West Indies, exhibit design at the Metro Toronto Zoo, and as a landscape consultant on Vancouver Island.  Jessica has been a teacher in the Master Gardener Program, at Camosun College Horticulture and currently in the VIU Horticulture program. Also, Jessica works as a part-time instructor and coordinator in the Tamagawa-Vancouver Island University joint horticulture program. This joint program involves teaching Japanese students propagation, plant ecology and natural resource management courses.

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