About Natalie Jackson
In 2013, Natalie began her gardening journey at a local school garden.
She took her first Permaculture Design Course in 2016,
and then became a UC Master Gardener in 2019.
Now she has a YouTube Channel where she solves your plant mysteries and answers questions about action steps to take in the garden!
"Gardening and being around insects & animals give me a sensation of awe at the beauty of Nature. I know the local animal & plant community, and I feel connected to the life that springs from this precious planet." -Natalie Jackson
About Natalie's Gardening Approach
Natalie learned has 6 years of hands on gardening experience through classes, workshop, and maintaining non-profit and personal garden projects.
She studied Permaculture Design through the Permaculture Academy in Los Angeles, and views garden cultivating through the ecology building sense.
Soil is the ecosystem we are cultivating.
Healthy, lively soil brings harvests of the same vibrancy.
Book Shop Curation
Throughout my life I have turned to books to expand my perspective. Books have always seemed to flow to me at just the right time to make a positive impact on my life. The effect of these books pushes me down my path with a new way of looking at the world. They have helped me cultivate my life and have taught me new ways of relating with myself and other people.
I learned how to love other people by taking the steps to love myself.
Self love has grown my empathy. It lessens dependence on others for pride and approval. I am not in a scarcity mindset, but instead in an abundance mindset because my life overflows with love. This empowers me to move forward trusting my intuition and judgement.
It's like RuPaul asks, "If you can't love yourself, how the hell are you gonna love someone else?"
When your body and mind are something you actively love, you treat them like treasure. If you care about the food you eat, the air you breathe and the water you drink, you will in turn care about our environment and planet.
The driving force of self love highlights the importance of nurturing nature and living with a low pollution impact. Planting seeds and caring about animals (including humans) reveals a new importance as we heal ourselves and our planet.
Self Care, Community Care, Earth Care
Nature & Frida Khalo, Marta Minujin, Remedios Varo, Jane Goodall, Aaron Jackson & Family, Rupaul Charles, Larry Santoyo, Masanobu Fukuoka, Bill Mollison, Toby Hemenway and Elizabeth Gilbert, Greenway Arts Alliance, Lunch on Me, Think Creative Collective and more.
Collaborative Positive Vibes Music Playlist
The Positive Vibes playlist was a collaborative project.
Those who participated offered up their favorite songs that give them positive vibes.
Check it out on Spotify!