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.  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)

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 No pets.  Photos but no video are allowed. Tours may be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions. Tours for school children are also available.

Monthly Workshops: We asked what you’d like to learn about, and we listened! Held the fourth Saturday of the month from 2-4 (unless otherwise noted). 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!

Sat. March 24, 2-4 pm: Permaculture for Beginners. For all those just finding out about permaculture and wondering how to apply it to their yard, this is the class for you. We’ll talk about what to look for when looking for property (which will help those who already have land), basic permaculture terms, ethics, techniques and how to do them. We’ll teach you how to perform a site evaluation for your home, which will give you insights on where to put what, why and how.  Workshops run from 2-4 pm and are $20/person. Home made vegetarian refreshments are provided. Please RSVP to

Although the garden will be closed to tours from Thanksgiving until March 1, Miranda and I are available for consultations, lectures and events. 

               Upcoming Public Speaking Engagements and Events :

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Month Week Day
March 2018
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February 26, 2018

Category: Garden ClosedN/A: Garden Closed

N/A: Garden Closed
February 27, 2018

Category: Garden ClosedN/A: Garden Closed

N/A: Garden Closed
February 28, 2018

Category: Garden ClosedN/A: Garden Closed

N/A: Garden Closed
March 1, 2018 March 2, 2018 March 3, 2018 March 4, 2018
March 5, 2018 March 6, 2018 March 7, 2018 March 8, 2018 March 9, 2018 March 10, 2018 March 11, 2018
March 12, 2018 March 13, 2018 March 14, 2018 March 15, 2018 March 16, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 18, 2018

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

10:00 AM: Monthly Open Tour
March 19, 2018 March 20, 2018 March 21, 2018 March 22, 2018 March 23, 2018 March 24, 2018

Category: Events2:00 PM: Permaculture for Homeowners: A Beginner's How-To Class

2:00 PM: Permaculture for Homeowners: A Beginner's How-To Class
March 25, 2018
March 26, 2018 March 27, 2018 March 28, 2018 March 29, 2018 March 30, 2018 March 31, 2018 April 1, 2018