Educational offerings are based on multidisciplinary expertise. On-going learning opportunities are delivered in a format and manner that works with your schedule whether you live in town, the suburbs, or the country. Some courses or workshops are online. Annual series are located in Los Angeles.
Aesthetic Ecology Workshop Series at the Los Angeles County Arboretum
Soil: Fountain of Youth – April 6, 2019 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The skin is the largest organ of the body. Similarly, the earth is protected by a living interface. Supporting this soil layer is similar to a great skin-care routine. By making moves in accord with Nature, you can re-establish your soil’s powerful ability to in turn support a healthy web of life.
Trees: Architecture of Beauty – May 25, 2019 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Affecting change on the surface often starts within. Can our attitude toward seemingly insentient aspects of the landscape cause cosmetic and other (undreamed of) shifts? We are told the Plant Kingdom is comprised of “lower” organisms, stubborn players that require surgery and control. What if we approached them as highly intelligent partners in the co-creation of our city? This workshop introduces modern communication received directly from trees as a framework for replacing our traditional relationship with them. When we allow these powerful anchors of our biosphere to feel as well as look their best, they are able to contribute a fuller range of their gifts to us.
Understory Plants: Accessories Communicate – June 22, 2019 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
How we adorn ourselves is our first layer of communication with the world. Garments and accessories protect us, inspire others, and tell our story. Attracting a supportive, positive community is a key benefit of showing who we are. Regenerative design acts as your stylist, effectively selecting and accessorizing the right wardrobe for your soil and trees so they draw in the right non-human people. The result is more beauty with less effort and more rapid success. In this workshop we will discuss effective strategies for placing, planting, and supporting a community of understory and mid-canopy plants that work for us by bringing in special helpers.
Regenerative Land Management
Don't waste money on a design certificate you don't need. If you want to implement permaculture into your own landscape and aren't looking to change careers, this course provides instruction in permaculture principles and leads you through a series of hands-on project and assignments.
Study at your own pace and receive individualized attention.
Unlike the many design certification courses out there:
You will learn permaculture by developing your own land, not someone else's.
The Mystical Garden Workshop
This workshop will empower and connect you to your land and your unique gifts. Content is based on masters-level training in disciplines related to landscape architecture. Designed to enrich your relationship to your land or property, you will grow in ways you didn't think were possible.