Backyard Compost Mini-Workshop

We can grow our community resilience by turning kitchen scraps into fertile soil! Get the low-down on worm farms, hot composting and long-term low maintenance piles. We will discuss composting toilets and how to break down other unusual... Read More

Greenhouse Design Workshop

  Watch this video about last year's Greenhouse Design Workshop! At Ampersand we have found that food production is easier in a greenhouse. It requires less water, the season extension means more food to harvest, and we... Read More

$50 – $80

Post-Capitalist Cannabis

or Wisdom From Your Weed-Fairy-Godmother It doesn't need to be an expensive commodity, but a fun plant ally that we can trade and share freely. Now that growing cannabis is legal for everybody, it's time to demystify the... Read More

Post-Capitalist Cannabis Part 2

or Wisdom From Your Weed-Fairy-Godmother This class is the second of our post-capitalist cannabis series. Understanding that this sacred plant is more than just a commodified product, this class is geared towards the beginner soil-based outdoor cannabis grower,... Read More

Wild Elixirs

Two meeting time for this course! Jan 8, and Jan 15 2 to 4pm each date Those in my orbit know of my passion for bubbly herbal beverages. You may have encountered me with a bottle of hot... Read More

$60 – $80

Developing Your Permaculture Practice

This day long intensive is for both beginners and those who have done a whole design course already. Study permaculture at a mature site where techniques can be pointed to and deep connection with the elements of a... Read More

$60 – $80

Water Systems Walk-Through

See how we live off rainwater at Ampersand! Your living environment can also be designed to make best use of our precious desert water. The way the infrastructure is set up can decide how much food can be... Read More

Wildflower Hike

Join us on this exploration of the beautiful land of Ampersand! We are anticipating a good showing of wildflowers from the abundant moisture we received late winter. Amanda Bramble will lead the way, sharing her knowledge of the... Read More


Building Outside the Box

  We've been building at Ampersand for the past 19 years. At first our goals were just to create comfortable shelter, as we had none! So we designed our living structures to be passive solar. By just designing... Read More

$60 – $80

Sunken Greenhouse Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

You are invited to come celebrate the completed construction and first year of operations for our new sunken greenhouse! We finished enclosing this structure on October 15th 2022. We had already been composting and growing food in her... Read More

$15 – $25