Tours 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:


Elfin Forest Dwellers: San Diego Pollinators, free Powerpoint and talk by wildlife consultant Miranda Kennedy. Curious about what insects live here and what they do? Come see Miranda’s beautiful photography that will open the world of our tiny native insects to you. Ten a.m. Friday, June 16th at the Murrieta Library.


Monthly Open Tours:(the third Sunday at 10 am sharp)

Hi, sorry but due to the predicted heat we will not be having the July tour on the 16th. August may be out as well, but I’ll keep you posted. We want everyone to be safe and comfortable here. Take good care! Thanks, Diane

  Our monthly tour will be held on the third Sunday of the month, and private tours can be arranged. ALL VISITORS MUST BRING MASKS, and social distancing will be observed.  Please respect the health of those around you; the COVID-19 virus is NOT gone, and we here at FFG Permaculture are taking all precautions to insure your health safety and our own.  Thanks!

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. We cannot accept credit cards nor online payments. Please bring cash or checks.

Besides the monthly Open Tours, private group tours of Finch Frolic Garden are held by appointment for groups of 5 – 10 people, Thursdays – Mondays.  Cost for all tours is $20 per person, children under 5 are free; ages 6 – 10 are $5.  There must be a minimum of five adults per tour. 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.

Please see our Directions tab for, well, directions!        

Read our gardening tips about natives on the Moosa Creek Native Nursery Newsletter’s column, Creekside Chat. 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! We write bimonthly for the San Diego Horticultural Society’s newsletter, Let’s Talk Plants as well as for the Fallbrook Land Conservancy’s monthly newsletter The Conservation Chronicle for the Native Plant Restoration Team.