upcoming events and classes

Attendance/Cancellation Policy: Seating is limited, so in order to secure your spot, 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.

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Nihonga: Japanese Mineral Painting

NihongaSMClass Dates: Oct. 16-19 OR Oct. 23-26, 2014

Class Time: Thurs-Sat: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun: 9 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  

Location: Private Studio 2925 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA  

Ages: Adults  

Fee: $980 per person; includes materials fees

This workshop is an introductory Nihonga (traditional Japanese mineral pigment painting) class. Artist Judith Kruger will teach students how to make pigment from organic and inorganic matter, like cured shells, semi-precious minerals, exotic soils, pine soot, indigo and silica. Metallic leafing and oxidation techniques will be covered. Emphasis will be on the creation of multi-layered paintings, stemming from ancient practice, that embody the power to nurture the spirit.


Oct. 16-19

Oct. 23-26

You can continue to paint and work on your work with my guidance and our materials if you opt to register for both weekends. All students taking both weekends will receive a reduced: $1,400 workshop fee and $250.00 materials costs

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAbout the Instructor: Judith Kruger earned her BFA from Syracuse University and her MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. She is recognized internationally for her research and advocacy for historic, natural painting materials and ecological processes. She is represented in Connecticut by Morrison Gallery and in Phoenix by Bentley Gallery. Her work is held in private, public and corporate collections, some of which include Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, SCAD, Hong Kong, and Phipps Conservatory’s Center for Sustainable Landscapes, Pittsburgh. Judith Kruger resides in Northwest Connecticut. Her studio is located in an old hosiery mill, 125 miles north of New York City, at the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. Her work can be seen at judithkruger.com.

Attendance/Cancellation Policy: Seating is limited, so in order to secure your spot, payment is required upon registration. Refunds not available.

Events & Classes

2014 TerraVita Herbal Symposium Schedule

Teachers and classes are subject to change.

Class descriptions. Teacher Bios.

Saturday, February 8th

9-9:30 a.m.: Opening and Introduction in Great Hall

9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.:  Introduction to Ayurvedic Medicine with Robert Talbert

9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Allergies and Inflammations- immediate and long-term solutions with Shana Lipner Grover – beginner/intermediate

12- 1:30 p.m.: Vegetarian lunch included

1:30-4 p.m.: A Western Constitutional Health Model with James Green

1:30-4 p.m.: Plant Walk-with Shana Lipner Grover

1:30-4 p.m.: Herbs for Mothers with Giselle Baturay

4 p.m.-8 p.m.: Market Place, United Plant Savers Auction/Raffle and Herbal Festivities (open to the public)

Sunday, February 9th

9-9:30 a.m.: Welcome and Introduction of the teachers

9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: The Bach Flower Essences with James Green

9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Herbal Support of Respiratory Health, Using California Native Plants with Julie James

9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Soap Making with Cindy Christ

9 a.m.-12 p.m.: Children’s Program sponsored by Earthroots Field School with Lyah Jarvis

12-1:30 p.m: Vegetarian lunch included

1:30-4 p.m.: Children’s Program sponsored by Earthroots Field School with Lyah Jarvis

1:30-4 p.m.: Making Plant Medicines: Liquid Extracts, Infused Oils, and Healing Salves with Julie James

1:30-4 p.m.: Connection to Place: a Discussion of Roots with Rebecca Altman

4 p.m.: Closing circle in the Great Hall

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Events & Classes

Laguna Beach Tour de Coop

tourdecoopbaseimageWHAT: A self-guided bike tour of backyard chicken coops
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014
TIME: 9 a.m. until…
WHERE: Various residences in Laguna Beach
WHO: All ages welcome
FEE: Free

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Laguna Beach Tour de Coop on Sunday, November 2, 2014. Chicken lovers and coop curious will bike coop-to-coop to learn all about keeping backyard chickens and their care during this community bike ride.

Pre-Event: Laguna Cyclery is offering 1/2 off for tune ups on bikes for the tour.

Check-In: 9-10 a.m.
Anneliese Schools’ Willowbrook Campus at 20062 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. Coop information, bike maps, guest speaker, water and light refreshments will be available.

Coop Scoop: 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Learn about various breeds and how she cares for them.

Check out the Coops on Tour

Things to know
1- Laguna Cyclery is offering 1/2 off for tune ups on bikes for the tour
2 – Tour begins at Willowbrook at 9 a.m.
3 – Ride will be approximately 20 miles (round-trip from Willowbrook), with some steep climbs.
4- Water, helmets, and sunscreen recommended.

Laguna Beach Municipal Code for Poultry

Biking is encouraged, but you can drive your car instead. Parking will be limited (and be courteous to coopsters’ neigbhors when parking).

Come cluck, pedal, and share!

Questions? Contact Reem Bell at refinedbohemian@gmail.com.


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