Presentations, Workshops, and Inspirational Talks

Educating and inspiring others to get engaged in restoring nature’s beauty is a true joy.  We can happily tailor the length, technical level, and topic to the interests and abilities of the audience.  Please contact us if you have interest in a topic not included below.

Here are just a few ideas of what we can do:
Introduction to Permaculture – In Which We Learn A Very, Very Little About Permaculture -
60 minutes of introduction to permaculture principles, concepts, methods, and projects. OR
3-4 hours with the installation of an experiential project

Edible Forest Gardening In A Nutshell
60 minutes of introduction to Edible Forest Gardening, concepts, methods, and projects. OR
3-4 hours with the installation of an experiential project

Permaculture Design Certification Course
72 hour course leading to Permaculture Design Certification
This course is currently offered one or two weekends per month over 3-6 months, one day a month over 12 months, or as a 2-week intensive.

Permaculture For Kids
45 minutes of introduction to permaculture principles, concepts, methods, and projects. OR
2-3 hours with the installation of an experiential project

Grow Your Own – Food Production in Your Home and Yard
60 minutes of information and ideas on how to grow more healthy food in less space with less watering and weeding. OR
3-4 hours with the installation of an experiential project

Improving soil quality and nutrient density through the use of beneficial plantings
60 minutes of information and ideas to explore what is being learned about how to increase the soil quality through choosing the plants we select.   Edible plants that serve as dynamic accumulators, nitrogen fixers, beneficial fungi, and other beneficial plants can be used to support the health of main crop, prevent pest damage, increase soil quality, and produce food yields for the gardener.  Through a hands-on activity, we’ll put together some polycultures that demonstrate these principles.

Perennial Polycultures Produce Prodigious Produce
(60 minutes) Contrary to conventional wisdom, asparagus and rhubarb are not the only two perennial vegetables.  Including perennial fruits and vegetables, edible perennial flowers, and perennial herbs in your small garden, CSA, or farm can increase your produce production and reduce your inputs of time, money, and soil amendments.  Through a hands-on activity, we’ll put together some polycultures that demonstrate these principles.

Feeding Folks with Urban Food Forests
(60 minutes) Introduction to permaculture design and principles, why edible food forests are so productive, and how to use nature’s model of the forest to grow abundant food systems in our climate.  Learn some design basics while meeting some particularly useful plants and techniques.  Discuss the challenges and gifts of sub/urban farming and some solutions for growing food in even the most challenging spaces.

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