Gardening adventures


Finch Frolic Garden is now closed, and I am as of yesterday, retired. I became Diane Beeler in November, and next year we will be moving out of state. It is difficult to leave my friends, many of whom are also clients. Since the food forest was created in 2011, my daughter Miranda and I have educated thousands of visitors on our tours, in our workshops, and in off-site lectures. My heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported us, and who has taken permaculture to heart and to practice.

I will publish when we put Finch Frolic up for sale; many of you have already expressed interest in the property.

I have been requested to keep this blog up for its information, and I will do so. I may be able to add to it when the dust settles, or create another one in our new home.

Permaculture will always be something that I practice, I preach, and I beseech homeowners to follow. Regenerative practices are vital in our stressed world.

Thank you again, friends, followers, permaculturalists, and all who donated time and money to keep us going. It was worth it.



  • Diane

    Hi Megan, so sorry but those were it. We will be moving next year as well. Thank you so much for commenting, and I hope that you find some useful information on my blog or in the references. Diane

  • Diane

    Hi, thank you so much. I hope that you continue with the natives. The Fallbrook Land Conservancy has some resources, and Greg Rubin and Lucy Warren’s book, California Native Landscapes is invaluable. Best of luck! Diane

  • Wicki Van De Veer

    I wish you a very happy retirement. Having recently moved to Fallbrook and having just begun to study native plants, I missed the benefit of meeting you and your garden. your site inspires me and I will do what I can to follow your lead.

  • Megan Medina

    Congratulations on your retirement! Although I am sad I missed the opportunity to tour your permaculture home. I just read your last one was in November but I hope you have one more before you move 🙂

  • Diane

    Ellen, thank you so much for your kind words. I take them straight to heart. Best of all possible futures for you. Diane (and Miranda)

  • El


    What deep gratitude I feel for you,and your daughter for envisioning Finch Frolic Garden permaculture and making it possible. This vision and practice is what replenishes and naturally enriches our shared world with all sentient beings, as it should be. Thank you.

    My sincere hope is that another who can will embrace your vision and practice and continue Finch Frolic Garden.
    There are other permies in this world who can continue and expand the vision that you share with all of us. I look forward to hearing.

    All the very best to you with your next steps forward in your life. Ellen Loos

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