I can help you, your group or team consider and apply permaculture design ethics, principles and approaches to modest or highly complex projects and ideas. The larger projects I’ve worked with are best as team efforts, and I bring experience and good working relationships with many of the thinkers, innovators, educators and service providers in the environmental, permaculture and green sector.
Connect with me through the form below or at 416-534-4656.
Want to start a garden / grow food at home or work and need some help? Interested in applying permaculture principles and approaches to your business, garden or project? I work with individuals and groups.
Site & Program Design
Looking for something engaging to do with your group? Need help developing your project, program or piece of land? I design customized programs and support you or your organization to run them successfully. See the workshops and courses below for some program options.
Workshops & Courses
I offer education suited to a variety of learning styles. I often offer hands-on and interactive activities and opportunities to ground learning and make it accessible. Topics I can facilitate, present on and teach include:
- Permaculture Design
- Organic Gardening
- Soils and the Soil Food Web
- Garden Planning and Design
- Garden Programming and Leadership
- Teacher Training (also training for other professionals wishing to garden with groups)
- Deep Gardening for Social Change
- Herb Identification, Harvesting and Processing
- Harvesting and Preserving Food
- Worm Composting / Composting
Starting a Garden & Garden Program
I’ve helped schools, as well as daycares and companies, to start gardens that are engaging for multiple stakeholders (e.g. kids, parents, teachers, community). Typically I work through a process that helps a group and / or project leaders to:
- Name and/or clarify goals
- Design and implement a program that engages people
- Design and implement organic gardens and supporting infrastructure
- Plan ahead for critical maintenance in the first year and future years
- Access high quality plant material, soil amendments and tools.
This program typically includes garden workshops, hands-on demonstrations of fun activities, and site advice that is tailored to the needs of the group and site. I also offer coaching for garden leaders, resources, some plant material, supplier and program contacts, and garden advice through the growing season. Activities are curriculum linked for schools.
Intermediate & Advanced Garden Program
Established gardens and garden programs can often use some enhancement or revitalization. I listen and provide feedback on achievements, challenges and goals. I can provide a range of services, including specialized staff training, community workshops, and kids activities. I can also help with plants, composting, pruning, mulching, structures, art enhancements and community events. I aim to support groups to have a 5-10 year plan for their project so they are more viable, sustainable and productive.
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