you're invited to open office hours with lauren! 👩🏻🌾
virtual weekly sessions for garden advice, problem solving, garden planning & whatever you need
i have really exciting news! since the birth of floricult in 2020, i have been challenged by my mission: to empower as many people as possible to grow their own food. 🥦🥕
when i pull weeds, i think about being in service of everyone finding themselves in the dirt. when i plant a hundred carrot seeds, i think about being in service of everyone being able to taste the best carrot they’ve ever had. when i write these newsletters, i think about being in service of someone’s child who will experience picking green beans at home and what it will mean for their understanding of food for the rest of their life.
but what’s the best way to do that? 1:1 consulting? classes? emails? videos? workshops? community events? free? paid? digital downloads? online courses? 🤔
in january, i wrote about practice being my word of the year. practice is guiding how i think about being in service of people growing food. and, as i’ve been teaching classes, i’ve noticed that Q&A time is the most valuable time. everyone wants more of it, and i want more of it!
this weekly newsletter is my practice to writing what i know, and for creating materials available to everyone. 📧
i have decided to create weekly open office hours, which will be my practice of showing up to answer questions, help workshop your current garden plans, and troubleshoot situations of the day — on video! because talking is great. 💭
every thursday at 12p est & 6pm est (9am pst & 3pm pst)
what is it? virtual open door time with lauren to ask questions, troubleshoot, get advice, and swap experience. 👩🏻🌾 ✏️
for? all paid newsletter subscribers ($5/month)
how do i join? follow the subscription prompts below, and i will send you a personal invite via email to the floricult google calendar which you can subscribe to. i will also include a link to the re-occurring hangout/meet link that you can save. 📅
why a weekly hangout? because most gardening is problem-solving in real-time! we can learn a lot from other similar experiences! think of this as the q&a part of a workshop, or small group consultation. more attention than a group class, and a lil less than 1:1 personal training. 📓
by becoming a paid subscriber, you will receive access to all weekly open office hours & keep the newsletter free for all!
i really wanna come but i can’t make either of these times :( please leave a comment on this post with a few of your ideal times. as the year progresses i will likely evolve the schedule, and choosing the best time for everyone is always a challenge so feedback is great!
can i cancel if i don’t end up being able to make it? always.
can i gift this to a friend or family member? yes! once you become a paid subscriber, send me a note at email@example.com with the email address of the recipient. he or she will receive an email from me with a link to the calendar!
when is the first one? next thursday, april 7th!
if you are tired of reading articles and google searching — and have have been wanting an easy way to talk to real humans about your garden, swap ideas, or just make new garden friends — come join us! i would love to get to know you and help support your growing. 👩🏻🌾