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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com, 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!
June 17, 2pm-4pm: Plant Guilds: How They Work and How To Plant Them.
July 22, 2pm-4pm: Brewing Bokashi and Growing Worms: Making good soil easily.Plant Guilds: How They Work and How To Plant Them.
July 23, 2pm-4pm: The Permaculture Orchard: Beyond Organic, film viewing at the Fallbrook Library. Free, with Q and A afterwards.
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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June 11, 2017
7:00 AM: Brushes and Birds! Come Have a Quiet Day in the Garden!
June 11, 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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June 17, 2017
2:00 PM: Workshop: Plant Guilds: How They Work and How To Plant Them
June 17, 2017 –
In nature plants aim to grow in communities where they will flourish, and that is often in groupings of mixed species. In this workshop find out what plants do, what their appearance indicates, which plants do best in plant guilds and how to plant them for maximum health, beauty, protection and production. Led by Diane and Miranda Kennedy of Finch Frolic Garden, you'll learn about each member of a guild, what that plant does, why it works, and will receive a handout with guild plants that succeed in San Diego.
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!
June 18, 2017
10:00 AM: Monthly Open Tour
June 18, 2017 –
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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