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!
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.
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August 13, 2017
7:00 AM: Brushes and Birds! Come Have a Quiet Day in the Garden!
August 13, 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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August 20, 2017
10:00 AM: Monthly Open Tour
August 20, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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August 26, 2017
2:00 PM: Workshop: Demystifying Wildlife
August 26, 2017 –
Miranda Kennedy, who holds a degree in Wildlife Conservation through Oregon State, will take you on a journey through our native wildlife and insects. Afraid of coyotes, snakes, opossums? This lecture will open your eyes to our ecosystem and how we are interdependent upon what animals really do for us. See bugs that you think look ugly? They might be the most beneficial friends in your garden. This valuable talk will make your gardens and your walks through nature come alive and show you what is really happening around you. More details to follow.
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!
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