Tour and Events Calendar

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, 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).

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: 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, 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!


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 :

Read our gardening tips about natives on the Moosa Creek Native Nursery Newsletter! Every month we’ll give permaculture advice and fascinating information about California native plants. Visit Moosa Creek’s website and become enthralled by our beautiful native plants!

Oct. 1: Slow Food Movement event: we’re having a booth and otherwise participating in the Slow Food Movement’s event in Balboa Park. More details to come.

Oct. 1: Stagecoach Sunday: Fallbrook’s Palomares House, 1-4. Our usual booth for this fantastic fundraiser for the Fallbrook Land Conservancy will be hosted by Jacob Hatch, of Hatch Aquatics and Landscaping. If you want to know about permaculture and natural ponds, waterways, and landscaping, Jacob will be there to answer your questions!

Oct. 14th:  Low-water-use plants and how to use them successfully: We’re giving a talk at the Fallbrook Public Utility District’s facility, hosted by Mission Resource Conservation District. More details to follow.

Month Week Day
August 2017
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
July 31, 2017 August 1, 2017 August 2, 2017 August 3, 2017 August 4, 2017 August 5, 2017 August 6, 2017
August 7, 2017 August 8, 2017 August 9, 2017 August 10, 2017 August 11, 2017 August 12, 2017 August 13, 2017

Category: Events7:00 AM: Brushes and Birds! Come Have a Quiet Day in the Garden!

7:00 AM: Brushes and Birds! Come Have a Quiet Day in the Garden!
August 14, 2017 August 15, 2017 August 16, 2017 August 17, 2017 August 18, 2017 August 19, 2017 August 20, 2017

Category: Monthly Open Tours10:00 AM: Monthly Open Tour

10:00 AM: Monthly Open Tour
August 21, 2017 August 22, 2017 August 23, 2017 August 24, 2017 August 25, 2017 August 26, 2017

Category: Events2:00 PM: Workshop: Demystifying Wildlife

2:00 PM: Workshop: Demystifying Wildlife
August 27, 2017
August 28, 2017 August 29, 2017 August 30, 2017 August 31, 2017 September 1, 2017 September 2, 2017 September 3, 2017