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 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).
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. 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 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 :
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!
Workshop: Brewing Bokashi: Easy Fermented Compost.
July 22, 2017 –
Pickle your kitchen waste, even meat and dairy! Master Bokashi brewer Ronnie McCord will show you how to brew your own compost. Bokashi is a method of fermentation using inoculated bran that quickly transforms kitchen waste into a nutrient-rich tea and soil enhancer, without all the space and work of shoveling compost.
In Bokashi composting, kitchen scraps of all kinds are mixed with inoculated bran, pressed into a Bokashi bucket, covered with another handful of bran, and tightly covered. When the bucket is full, it is sealed shut and set aside for ten to twelve days. The result is 'pre-digested' compost ready to use in the garden.
Bokashi was developed by Asian housewives who had no space to compost but wanted to use their kitchen waste. This system is perfect for modern homeowners, people who can't or don't want to create compost heaps, and those with small gardens.
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!