upcoming events and classes

Attendance/Cancellation Policy: Seating is limited, so to encourage attendance, payment is required upon registration. Refunds will not be available unless registrants notify SEEDS within 72 hours prior to event. If registration is too low, classes may be cancelled. Registrants will be notified within 72 hours prior to event and fees will be refunded.

Previous Classes

Environmental Stewardship

Green Your Home

Pictograms_Environmental_Stewardship_2WHEN: Tues., April 22; 6:30-8 p.m.
WHERE: Anneliese Schools’ Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA
FEE: $10 per family/Free for Friends of SEEDS

To celebrate Earth Day, join us to learn how to make your home energy efficient in order to save money and the planet! Max Isles, founding member of Transition Laguna Beach, and Board member of the Ecology Center, will be presenting useful tips on how to make your home more planet-friendly. Children ages 8 and older may accompany parent.


Health & Wellness

Tasting the Ark of Taste

ArkOfTasteEnjoy an evening in the garden at Anneliese School in Laguna Canyon where chefs throughout Orange County and a craft bartender will be preparing tastes of dishes highlighting items from the Ark of Taste.  Kids will enjoy a special cooking activity. Proceeds from this  event will support future Ark of Taste Garden projects.

SEEDS is partnering with Slow Food Orange County to host this tasting event using foods from the Slow Food “Ark of Taste.” The Ark of Taste is a living international catalog of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction. Industrial standardization, regulations of large-scale distribution, and environmental damage threaten these foods. By identifying and championing these items on the Ark of Taste we keep them in production, on our plates, and we protect biodiversity in our food system. The Annaliese’s edible garden program in conjunction with Slow Food OC is growing produce items on the Ark of Taste.

WHEN: Sat., April 12, 5-7 p.m.

WHERE: Anneliese Schools’ Willowbrook Campus
20062 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA


  • $50 Adults, $45 for Slow Food members and Friends of SEEDS
  • Children: (5 and up only) $25 for children, $20 for children of Slow Food Members and Friends of SEEDS

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Guest Chefs: View Tasting Menu

  • Ryan Adams, Three Seventy Common
  • Debra Sims, Maro Wood Grill
  • Vincent Lesage, Balboa Bay Club
  • Paul Chamberlin, Boldo
  • Kerri Annick Cacciata, Local Tastes Better
  • Nate Overstreet, Wheat and Sons
  • Acclaimed pastry chef Taylor Wright
  • Michael Millar
  • Amber Billard, Craft Bartender at SideDoor

To learn more about Ark of Taste.


Events & Classes

Cultivating Wonder: Mindfulness Retreat for Families

Pictograms_Family_Community_2WHEN: Saturday, May 10; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Includes vegetarian lunch.
WHERE: Anneliese Schools’ Willowbrook Campus
20062 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA
$145 Adults/$55 Children 5 and up only
Friends of SEEDS: $70 Adults/$25 Children 5 and up only

Meditation & Mindfulness teacher Deborah Eden Tull will lead this daylong retreat created to explore the wonder that living in the present moment offers us. What does “beginner’s mind” have to teach both children and their parents? How does wonder bring us closer to each other, to the natural world, and to ourselves? And how do we bring presence and mindful curiosity to our daily lives, to work and to parenting and family interaction, to doing the laundry and to navigating the busyness of our daily lives?

This retreat, held at the magical Anneliese School in Laguna Beach, will include sitting meditation, walking meditation, play meditation, a workshop session & group discussion for parents, mindfulness games for the kids, outdoor family activities, mindful eating, and time to explore, as families, the invitation that being in the present together offers us.

Please bring a journal and pen, wear comfortable clothes, and bring a sun hat for being outside.


(Lunch included with registration prior to May 8 ONLY)

About Deborah Eden Tull:

Deborah Eden Tull, founder of Mindful Living Revolution, is a Zen meditation and mindfulness teacher, author, activist, and sustainability consultant who teaches the integration of compassionate awareness into every aspect of our lives. She spent 7 years as a monk at a silent Zen Monastery and she has been traveling to, living in, or teaching about sustainable communities nationally and internationally for the last 22 years. She teaches engaged awareness practice which emphasizes the interconnection between personal awakening and global sustainability. Eden has been a meditator for 20 years and has been leading meditation retreats and workshops for the last 13 years. Her current passion is to teach the integration of mindful living and engaged awareness practice into every aspect of life. Her teaching style is grounded in compassionate awareness, experiential learning, inquiry, humor, and an unwavering commitment to personal transformation. She is the author of The Natural Kitchen: Your Guide for the Sustainable Food Revolution and Mindful Living Revolution: How to live Sustainably from the Inside Out, which teaches the cultivation of a mindful, compassionate relationship with the Self, Community, Environment, and the World-at-Large.

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