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.

Previous Classes

Events & Classes

Art & Nature: Family Art Festival

WHAT: Nature & Art Festival
WHEN: Sun., Nov. 9, 2014
TIME: 1-5 p.m.
WHERE: Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach
WHO: All ages
FEE: Free

Stop by the SEEDS booth to make a Nature & Art collage!

Events & Classes

Community Seed Swap


WHAT: Trade your old seeds for new ones.
WHEN: Sun., Nov. 16, 2014
TIME: 2-4 p.m.
WHERE: Anneliese’s Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
WHO: All ages
FEE: Free

Join us for an afternoon in the Anneliese Willowbrook   garden to swap seeds  and learn how to save seeds. Bring seeds that you don’t want and trade them  for ones that you do! We will have a guest speaker talk about the best way to  save seeds to grow for next year. Guests will also learn about the SEEDS  Library of Laguna BeachLight refreshements will be served. All ages  welcome.


Events & Classes

Dying Into Life: Death Beyond Denial

treeWHAT: A discussion about life, death, and beyond.
WHEN: Thur., Nov. 13
TIME: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Anneliese’s Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
WHO: Adults
FEE: $40 General Public/$25 Friend of SEEDS

In the first of a three-part symposium, Dr. Andrea Deerheart will transport attendees beyond the prevalent denial of death. Rather than arguing a rigid ideology of death, Dr. Deerheart will present a variety of resources, both ancient and new, and offer new perspectives informed by mythic imagination. She will pose a pluralistic viewpoint concerning psyche’s role in death and pose a deeper awareness of our instinctual, yet culturally subsumed, sense of death.


This is part one of our three-part “Dying Into Life” series: During this series, participants will be inspired to contemplate the journey to death without fear. Dr. Deerheart will help raise the spiritual dimension of death into our consciousness with the sincere hope of inspiring an understanding of death that allows for a deepening of life and living.

About Andrea Deerheart:

headshot Andrea is the passionate founder of the HeartWay.  Using wisdom gathered from decades of  guiding   the living and dying; physically, spiritually, and psychologically, Andrea has provided  loving care and healing for those on the journey of conscious living and dying.  Her primary  work and teaching focuses on issues related to wellness, nutritional healing, death and  dying, as well as grief and loss, and supporting mindful and compassionate care. She also  offers diverse programs emphasizing the relevance that the lessons learned near death have  for living a more loving and compassionate life. She has competed her Doctorate degree in  mythology with an emphasis in depth psychology, and comparative religions, death, dying,  and beyond. She is a sought after consultant, writer, and poet.

Events & Classes

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

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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