Category Archives: Education

Education: A New Presentation

This will be a busy weekend. As you know I am giving my well practiced Composting 101 talk at the Make Share Do Summit at Ground Floor Farm Saturday.

On Monday evening there is a free event also at Ground Floor Farm called Green Circles. It is from 6pm to 7:30pm, and I understand Alison from the […]

Education: Homesteading, Self Reliance, Interdependence

If you are interested in homesteading, self reliance, and interdependence, you might be interested in the Make Share Do Summit at the Ground Floor Farm in downtown Stuart this weekend December 4,5, and 6, 2015.  They have worked to bring in many presenters for Saturday when they will offer 4 different classes for each of […]

Education: Two Class Offerings, November 2015

It is November, and the heat and humidity, after a brief hiatus, are back upon us and we who have been here all summer and who endure these subtropical summers outdoors, do so knowing that by the time November comes we will have our windows open and cool dry breezes will waft through the house to […]

Education: Planting Seeds Workshop

Layer Mound Workshop Gothic

In September we the hardy souls depicted in this Layer Mound Gothic worked together to create this Keyhole Layer Mound Garden at Mark Stanley’s back yard. This Saturday, October 17, 2015, our next offering at the Mark Stanley Permaculture Homestead Garden is the Planting Seeds Workshop.

People who attend […]

Education: Layer Mound Workshop

It’s still hot here in S. Florida, but the day time temps have dropped a few degrees, and I can feel a dry breeze that is new to my days on the ladder at the chicken enclosure. Today is the autumnal equinox, the length of days and nights is nearly equal. We are four days from the full […]

Education: Planning The Summer Garden

A South Florida Summer Garden

On Saturday the 13th of June (2015), Lucie and I will be presenting our last class in the Year In The Permaculture Garden series. Planning The Summer Garden is key for Florida gardeners as this is our opportunity to go fallow in the garden, grow summer annual […]

Education: The Backyard Ecosystem

The Canal Bank

Another way for you to save the world from the comfort of your own back yard, The Backyard Ecosystem builds on the idea that a balanced ecosystem requires less work for the gardener, fewer inputs and entirely negates any need for synthetic fertilizers and interventions against pests infestations.

This classroom presentation […]

Education: What Is A Food Forest

Yesterday I called my neighborhood nursery to check on fruit tree availability for a client and I found out that their usual fruit tree stock was extremely depleted. Everyone has been buying fruit trees and not only is the nursery out of trees, their suppliers are having a difficult time keeping up with the demand.

Find […]

Education: Composting 101Friday November 14, 10am

In continuation of A Year In The Permaculture Garden series, Lucie and I will be presenting Composting 101 at Leisure Square Community Center 3705 16th St. Vero Beach Florida 32960 on Friday morning at 10am in the Tuff Room. This class is designed to enrich your understanding of composting whether you are a first time composting novice or an […]

Education: A Year In The Permaculture Garden At Leisure Square Vero Beach

Lucie and I will be presenting a series of 8 classes at Leisure Square in Vero Beach starting October 25 and running through June 2015. Each class will have two parts, classroom and practicum which can be taken separately or together though some practicum units will be less impactful without the classroom understanding.

As a gentle […]

Education: Food Forest Presentation in Vero Beach, Florida

Understanding the Food Forest, and employing Forest Guilds for Florida: Find out how you can do your part to save our world.

Food Forest Presentation

Education: Another Layer Mound Workshop in Sebastian, Florida

Lucie and I are presenting another Layer Mound Workshop. This one will be at the Sebastian/Roseland yard of Joann McGrath. The property is on a sandridge, and this workshop will be the first bit of work we will be doing on this yard, though we expect to be helping Joann to transform her property to […]

Education: Planting Seeds Workshop

Two weeks ago we built a layer mound in our Layer Mound Workshop at Mark Stanley’s garden in Vero. Saturday we will be having a Planting Seeds Workshop. We will spend some time learning a bit about planting seeds, about different types of companion plantings, and poly-culture, and then we will plant Mark’s seeds in […]

Education: Another Layer Mound Workshop in Vero Beach

Due to popular demand and because the timing is right we are presenting the Lasagna Layer Mound Workshop again. This class will take place at the garden of Mark Stanley in South Vero, on Sunday November 3, at 9am and will go to approximately noon. The cost of this workshop is $20 to help cover […]

Education: Layer Mound Workshop in Vero Beach, Florida

Lucie and I will be presenting a Layer Mound Garden class and workshop Saturday August 24, at 10am at the Peak Health and Fitness project location in Vero Beach, Florida. Come take the class, have a live organic vegan juice on us, and learn hands on how to layer up a garden for an instant […]

Education: Planting The Summer Garden In Florida


A South Florida Summer Garden


Slow Food Gold and Treasure Coast is offering a series of garden classes. On Sunday April 28th at 1pm to 3pm I will be presenting Planting The Summer Garden In Florida. This class will be held at Heathcote Botanical Gardens in the old house at the back […]

Education: Living In A Watershed

Living In A Watershed

I was at the first Living In A Watershed Workshop Sunday afternoon. It was an excellent class. It is the first of 5. There are 4 classes left, and there are just a few spaces left for those who may want to jump in. Here is the course […]

Education: Making A Garden Plan Class @ Heathcote Botanical Gardens

I will be presenting a garden planning class 10 AM Saturday August 11, 2012 at Heathcote Botanical Gardens in the office meeting room in the old house. Participants will make an actual plan on paper. We will learn about choosing a garden location, orientation of the garden, crop successions, preparing gardens and soil, companion plants, […]

Education: Workshop For Permies Coming In July.

We have a great workshop coming up in July for gardeners or future gardeners interested in sustainable permaculture practices.

On Saturday July 21st  2012 from 9am to 3pm join us for a one-day introduction and interactive experience to learn about permaculture at Heathcote Botanical Gardens in Ft. Pierce with Tia Meer, permaculturalist and founder of Simple […]

Education: Layer Mound Class At Heathcote Botanical Gardens

Starting A Garden Suddenly: 9 am Saturday June 23, 2012

The No Dig Lasagna Layer Mound and The Layer Cake Mound. Learn how to make easy garden beds to grow delicious healthy vegetables in Florida. You will learn how to find the components for the layers, the dimensions for the mounds and how best […]