Classes, Field Trips & Workshops

Miniature of Goldback Fern © Linda Ann Vorobik

Miniature of Goldback Fern
© Linda Ann Vorobik

Our schedule of fun and informative classes, field trips, and workshops offers something for every native plant lover. Choose from our changing selection of classes on botany and natural history, field trips to wild California, and hands-on workshops on gardening, art, and photography

To enroll, print out the Class Registration Form and send it with your check made out to The Regional Parks Foundation to:

Linda Blide, 3249 Monterey Blvd., Oakland, CA 94602-3561

For additional information call Linda Blide at 510-384-2873 or email at

(Advance registration is required for all classes. Drop ins are not permitted.)

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Classes and Trips – July to December 2016

Instructor Bios
Sasha Duerr is the founder of Permacouture Institute and a professor in Textiles at the California College of the Arts. Sasha is the creator of the “Seasonal Color Wheel” as well as the author of “The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes” (Timber Press 2011) and “Natural Color” (Watson Guptill 2016).

Katherine Greenberg is a garden designer and author, was the founding president of the Friends of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden and a past president of the Mediterranean Garden Society and Pacific Horticulture Society. She is currently on the Advisory Board of the UC Botanical Garden. Her Lafayette garden has been featured in a number of publications.

Saxon Holt is professional garden photographer, specializing in climate tolerant landscapes, and sole photographer of 24 books, including the award winning Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Gardens. He owns an on-line publishing platform for his photography workshops, e-books, and photo licensing

Glenn Keator is a popular freelance instructor of botany in the Bay Area. He currently teaches, leads field trips, and provides docent instruction in botany for the Regional Parks Botanic Garden. He is the author of a number of books on native plants.

Charlie Kennard is a long-time basket weaver and student of California Indian and European techniques. He is active in native habitat restoration in Marin, managing several projects for Friends of Corte Madera Creek Watershed, and has created a basketry plant garden at the Marin Art and Garden Center.

Kristin Meuser has been painting the land for over 35 years. She has studied nature journaling with Jack Laws, watercolor with Andie Thrams and writing with Sarah Rabkin. She has taught at the Pt Reyes Field Institute, the Sierra Nevada Field Campus and others.

Debbie Viess is a Bay Area naturalist, mycologist and writer, and Co-Founder of the Bay Area Mycological Society. She gives popular mycological lectures and workshops around CA and the country, and with her husband David Rust, has put on a free, annual Fungus Fair at Pt. Reyes for over a decade.

Linda Ann Vorobik was Principal Illustrator for The Jepson Manual, flora of California, has a PhD in Systematic Botany, and has been instructing and doing commission line drawings and watercolors for the the last 30 years. For more information, see or visit her facebook page, Linda Ann Vorobik.

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