I offer public speaking and workshop facilitation that is both informative and inspiring
I have shared the message of relevance and connection to the natural world for the last twelve years at universities, churches, schools, community centers and offices.
Types of Speaking events:
- News spotlights
- Hosting and Emceeing
- Conference and Convergence Keynote
- Leadership Development Programs
- Staff Development and Trainings
A selection of past speaking engagements:
- Green Festivals(SF, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, DC)
- Umass Amherst Revisioning Sustainability Conference
- 11th International Permaculture Convergence in Cuba
- Social Permaculture "The Magic of Diversity" UC Santa Cruz Kresge Student talk
I began my career as a classroom teacher and went on to design curriculum and teach environmental and outdoor education as a naturalist in the redwoods.
I then began to deepen my ecological awareness by studying ecological design, urban planning, and permaculture design.
I now teach workshops in a variety of settings that range from classrooms, urban parks, universities, environmental centers, farms, national and international convergences, and prisons. My workshops are interactive and engaging and leave participants connected and inspired.
Speaking and Workshop Topics:
- Climate Change 101 (from education to action)
- Introduction to Permaculture
- Designing for Social Innovation
- Social Permaculture (Applying ecological principles to social design)
- The M.A.G.I.C. of engaging diverse communities (Strategies for culturally relevant program design)
- Innovations in Re-Entry (Approaches to transforming re-entry post incarceration)
- Doing well while doing good (Activism as a social entrepreneur)
- Shades of Green (Simple, easy tips for greening your daily practices)
*I also design talks and workshops that fit individual needs
Workshop sample:Growing Leadership and Building Empowered Communities (AnneMarie Organics company presentation)
Current on-going teaching partnerships:
- Earth activist training and Social Permaculture Course with Starhawk
- International Permaculture Design Course with Warren Brush at Quail Springs
- Permaculture Teacher Training for Women with Lisa DePiano at the Omega Institute and the Permaculture Skills Center