As the weather cools off, now is a great time to start preparing our garden beds! Come learn how to plant this time of year, how to propagate, take seeds, cuttings and more! We will discuss soil science, composting, propagation and ideal fall/winter crops. This workshop will highlight and help you select tools from the Tool Library's Gardening Collection during this class as well.
Gold Finch Designs is an established landscape + floral design company based in Oakland, CA since 2012. We provide garden coaching, design, installation and garden care services.
Alexis Mastromichalis, founder and lead designer shares over 20 years experience in sustainable agriculture and permaculture. Growing up between North Carolina and Greece, her work is rooted in ecological gardening practices, natural stone building and edible landscaping. She is deeply passionate about pollinators, growing diverse beneficial habitats and reducing fossil fuel emissions.
She holds a BA in International Affairs and Dance from George Washington University, a certificate of Sustainable Agriculture from NC Central Carolina Community College and a permaculture design certificate from Santa Cruz Permaculture. She has had the pleasure to work for the Edible Schoolyard Project, City of Berkeley Tool Lending Library, The Fox Theater, Rock & Rose Landscapes, Green's Gardens and SEEDS in Durham, NC. She volunteers regularly at the Dahlia Garden in Golden Gate Park, the Gardens of Lake Merritt and Gill Tract Farm in Berkeley. When not gardening, she is dancing with the Cumbia bike-powered band, Bicicletas Por La Paz!
Attendee seating will be socially distanced and masks are required for this outdoor workshop.