Monday, June 26, 2017

fatjef Southern California Thomas Jefferson Education Forum

Darren Butler

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An Ecological Landscape Designer, Consulting Arborist, Greywater & Irrigation Designer, Landscape and Garden Consultant, and Teacher. He has appeared on international television, NPR radio, local television, and in many other media as an expert; and has worked as an arborist expert witness. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and events throughout California, has been keynote speaker at major events, and has been a featured speaker for the past two years at the California Homeschool Network Annual Conference and Expo. From 2007 - 2009 he served on statewide Advisory and Steering Committees for all University of California Master Gardener programs, which influenced the outreach efforts of more than 5,000 California Master Gardeners and more than 100,000 California residents they serve every year. He has taught Designing Sustainable Landscapes and Diagnosing Plant and Tree Problems for the UCCE LA County Master Gardener Training Program for six years. Since 2005 he has offered workshops, courses, and retreats to thousands of students on topics related to gardening, landscaping, urban agriculture, trees, irrigation, permaculture, and sustainability, and in 2011-2012 taught a major train-the-trainer course at the Huntington Botanic Garden on cutting-edge urban agricultural methods. He consults, designs, speaks, and teaches throughout Southern California and beyond, and in 2010 bloggged at KPCC radio's Facebook community, The Freeway. See www.EcoWorkshops.com   Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Workshop:

Nature and Resourcefulness:

The Way of Georgics An introduction to core topics, classic texts, starting points, and resources for integrating georgics into our curricula and lives.

Grow Soil, Not Plants

How well do you know the life in your soil? Why does all civilization depend on soil? If you thought that soil was mostly important for anchoring plants, providing nutrients, and holding air and water, an exciting new world awaits your discovery. A practical and philosophical introduction to soil ecology, the soil foodweb, and soil as the most important area of focus in gardening and horticulture.

Growing at Home: What Works for Backyard Orchards and Vegetable Gardens?

A session jam-packed with tips, tricks, ideas, solutions, humor, and philosophy for growing fruits and vegetables at home without chemical fertilizers or pesticides; overcoming the setbacks we all experience with gardening; and learning, teaching, and parenting as we go.

Schedule 2012

  • SCHEDULE 2012
      Registration                      8:30 a.m. Welcome                          ...
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The Classic Track

The Classic Track
A classic is a work that can be revisited over and over again with new epiphanies gained from each experience. The lectures of the Face to Face with Greatness seminar series are definitely classics. Because...
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Session I - 11AM- noon

Jet Fuel for Home Schooling Session I  11 – noon -- followed by a 15’ break -- Hour 1 of the classic track: the basics of TJEd The secret to Thomas Jefferson Education is a little known principle...
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Session II- 12:15 - 1:15 PM

The Four Vital Phases of Stellar Learning Human brain development is not a tidy process depicted by a gradually ascending line on a graph. It can be messy and sporadic, better illustrated by a series...
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Session III -2:30-3:30 PM

Your Questions Answered A panel of experienced TJEd veterans will respond to your questions about implementing leadership education in your home.
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Session IV - 3:45-4:45

The Seven Keys of Remarkable Teaching Hour two covers the different phases that your student will go through during the formative years. Now let’s talk about how you can become a Master Teacher. There...
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Session V - 5-6 PM

A Revolutionary Life How to Transform a Your Life into Something Extraordinary! In high school, I had a secret desire to do something revolutionary. Usually, I envisioned staging a walk-out after the...
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