Speaking Engagements and Events
Miranda and I are available for lectures, workshops, consultations and in-services on a wide variety of permaculture topics. Popular lectures are: An Introduction to Permaculture (with Power Point visuals), Composting Techniques for Everyone (demonstration), Regenerative Living, Wildlife Demystified, and The Importance of Planting Natives, although we talk about much more (just ask!). In-services for teachers can be paired with a consultation on a school garden. Please contact for appearance fees at email@example.com, rather than using the comments section of this blog which can be unreliable.
At A Glance:
Events at Finch Frolic Garden
Monthly Open Tours:(the third Sunday at 10 am sharp). April’s will occur on Saturday the 15th due to Easter Sunday the next day.
MAY 13: AAUW GARDEN TOUR: we’re on it! 10 – 4.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. On sale for $20 at Major Market, The Chamber of Commerce and the Avocado Festival. You may also purchase them on the day of the event for $25 at the Palomares House, where the tour begins.
Lots of wonderful gardens to see! We were on the tour in 2012 when the garden was in its first year, so those who came then will be astonished at how it has grown!
Monthly Special Day: (second Sunday of each month) , 7 am – 1 pm: Brushes and Birds: Art, Birdwatching, and Quiet in the Garden: we’ve had artist groups and birders visit and now we’ve a special monthly day just for those who would like to enjoy the garden without a tour. If you paint, sketch, birdwatch, write, meditate, or just love the peace of a garden, this is your morning. We start early so that you can catch the birds and the light. $3 per person.
Monthly Workshops: (fourth Saturday of each month) We asked what you’d like to learn about, and we listened! Cost of the program is $20 per person. You can use the PayPal ‘Donate’ button on the homepage to pre-pay, or pay when you come. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, even if you’ve said so on a Meetup. Homemade vegetarian refreshments will be provided; students may wander Finch Frolic Garden before or after the program. We look forward to seeing you there!
CANCELLED: April 22, 2pm – 4pm: The Many Benefits of Trees: Care, Nurturing and Pruning
MAY 13: AAUW GARDEN TOUR: we’re on it!
May 27, 2pm-4pm: The How and Why of Native Plants
June 24, 2pm-4pm: Brewing Bokashi and Growing Worms: Making good soil easily.
July 22, 2pm-4pm: Plant Guilds: How They Work and How To Plant Them.
August 26, 2pm-4pm: Demystifying Wildlife.
Sept. 23, 2pm-4pm: Seeds and Stems: How To Gather and How To Sprout.
Oct. 28, 2pm-4pm: Really Cool Recycling Ideas that will Save You Time and Money.
Nov. 18th and 19th, 8am – 2pm: Annual Marketplace, and Last Open Tours of the Year.
Upcoming Public Speaking Engagements and Events :
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April 1, 2017
1:45 PM: All About Finch Frolic Garden: free talk
April 1, 2017 –
Join Miranda and me at the Vista Senior Center on Vale Terrace as we give a talk about our favorite topic: permaculture and us! This will be a meeting of the Vista Garden Club, but the public is welcome. We speak at about 1:45, with a meeting beforehand.
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April 9, 2017
7:00 AM: Brushes and Birds! Come Have a Quiet Day in the Garden!
April 9, 2017 –
New this year is a morning for artists, birdwatchers and those who just want quiet in a garden. Come paint, photograph, bird watch, bug watch, plant watch, meditate, stroll, sit, snooze and just enjoy. The only requirement is that you do it quietly and respectfully of others doing the same. $3 for the morning.
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April 15, 2017
10:00 AM: Monthly Open Tour
April 15, 2017 –
Due to the holiday, we'll be having our monthly Open Tour on Saturday, the day before Easter, this month only. Our two-hour tour is an information-packed introduction to permaculture class set throughout Finch Frolic Garden. Followed by a Q&A session, you will leave full of inspiration of projects and improvements that you can do immediately, no matter what size property you have.
Our tours begin promptly at 10 AM; please leave time for signing in and using the restroom. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes, and please prepare for the weather.
Besides the monthly Open Tours, private group tours of Finch Frolic Garden are held by appointment for groups of 5 – 15 people, Thursdays – Mondays. Cost for all tours is $15 per person, children under 5 are free; ages 6 – 10 are $5. Please reserve and receive directions through email@example.com. Please, no pets. Photos but no video are allowed. Tours may be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions. Tours for school children are also available.
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