Verdant J is owned and operated by Jennifer Valles in Oakland, CA. Jen is a Queer Femme & Chicago Native who is passionate about providing healing through plants. Jen is Master Gardener and has a background in Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences. She was managing partner at Bottle & Branch in Chicago, an incredibly successful company that specializes in high-end interior and exterior landscape design in the form of florals, terrariums, botanical installations, gardens and patios. Jen has over a decade of experience working with plants of all kinds in settings from community gardens to major hotels to clients' homes and is an expert in interior plant care and certified in Tropical Plants.