I like to do some short classes and programs for our local Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
A volunteer-led organization, the classes are taught by volunteers and organized by paid staff members (based in Clemson University's Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Dept.) who are supported through program revenues and endowment income, provided by Bernard Osher, who has provided support for lifelong institutes throughout the U.S. through his foundation.
I offered up a program last fall about creating a natural garden that was well-received, so I did so again.
Yikes, 25 people have signed up (the limit), and one of them recently mentioned to me that the draw for her was visiting my garden. Who knew? Hmm, I was planning to skip that part. But maybe that's a good addition to my presentation about transforming lawns to an interesting mix of native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers, with patches of vegetables?
So, I'm enlisting my gardening companion to tidy up a bit before then.
But, it's a natural garden, after all.