Speaker Schedule

Saturday | May 6 | Arboretum Stage

  • Greg O’Brien
    10:00
    Opening Ceremony
  • Adelia Sandoval
    10:15
    Opening Ceremony
  • Wendy Proud
    10:30
    Keynote Address: Nurturing the New California Landscape
  • Erik Cutter
    12:00
    Living Soil and Regenerative Agriculture
  • Manny Kiesser
    1:00
    Planting the Seeds: Taking Those First Steps Into Nature
  • Nick Staddon
    2:00
    Therapeutic Plants for Southern California Gardens
  • Mike Evans
    3:00
    Native Gardens for Small Spaces

Sunday | May 7 | Arboretum Stage

  • Susie Vanderlip
    11:00
    All You Ever Wanted to Know about Monarch Butterflies
  • Tom Jesch
    12:00
    Creating from Nature with Bromeliads in Driftwood
  • Jodie Cook
    1:00
    DIY…Watershed in a Pot!
  • Lucian Toma
    2:00
    Ecological & Permaculture Design – Creating Health, Abundance & Sustainability
  • Jordan Perkins
    3:00
    Collaboration & Partnership in Urban Agriculture

Saturday | May 6 | Backyard Stage

  • Brian Hale
    10:30
    Terrific Tomato Tips
  • Kris Bonner
    11:30
    Raised Beds: Construction and Planting
  • Vivan Martin
    12:30
    A Butterfly Walk and Talk
  • Wendi Phan
    1:30
    Growing Your own Culinary, Exotic, & Tropical Herbs in Southern California
  • Chris Drees
    2:30
    How to Make Hypertufa Pots

Sunday | May 7 | Backyard Stage

  • Sergio Scabuzzo
    10:30
    An Introduction to Greywater and Creating System Designs
  • Therry Vargas
    11:30
    The Wonderful World of Backyard Chickens
  • Derek Knobel
    12:30
    Everything You Need to Know about Citrus
  • Megan Dukett
    1:30
    Stories from Nature: Mission San Juan Capistrano and Beyond
  • Jodi Levine-Wright
    2:30
    Nature Connection and the Benefits for Children

Times and speaker schedule subject to change.

Visit many of our amazing speakers at their booths after their talks (booth numbers will be included in the printed program during the event) or at the Meet-and-Greet to follow up, ask further questions, or purchase products.

Saturday May 6, Arboretum Stage
TimeSpeakerTopic
10:00Greg O’Brien and Adelia SandovalOpening Ceremony
10:30Wendy ProudKeynote Address: Nurturing the New California Landscape
12:00Erik CutterLiving Soil and Regenerative Agriculture
1:00Manny Kiesser Planting the Seeds: Taking Those First Steps Into Nature
2:00 Nick StaddonIdeal Therapeutic Plants for Southern California Gardens
3:00Mike EvansNative Gardens for Small Spaces
Sunday May 7, Arboretum Stage
TimeSpeakerTopic
11:00Susie VanderlipAll You Ever Wanted to Know about Monarch Butterflies
12:00Tom JeschCreating from Nature with Bromeliads in Driftwood
1:00Jodie CookDIY…Watershed in a Pot!
2:00 Lucian TomaEcological & Permaculture Design – Creating Health, Abundance & Sustainability
3:00Jordan PerkinsCollaboration & Partnership in Urban Agriculture
Saturday May 6, Backyard Stage
TimeSpeakerTopic
10:30Brian Hale
Terrific Tomato Tips
11:30Kris Bonner
Raised Beds: Construction and Planting
12:30Vivan Martin
A Butterfly Walk and Talk
1:30Wendi Phan
Growing Your own Culinary, Exotic, & Tropical Herbs in Southern California
2:30Chris DreesHow to Make Hypertufa Pots
Sunday May 7, Backyard Stage
TimeSpeakerTopic
10:30Sergio Scabuzzo
An Introduction to Greywater and Creating System Designs
11:30Therry Vargas

The Wonderful World of Backyard Chickens
12:30Derek Knobel
Everything You Need to Know about Citrus
1:30Megan Dukett
Stories from Nature: Mission San Juan Capistrano and Beyond
2:30Jodi Levine-WrightNature Connection and the Benefits for Children