Meet Natalie

“I’m a Soil Building Gardener who loves Birdwatching, Tea and Meditating in Nature”


Natalie has enjoyed the experience of gardening for almost a decade.  She has completed a Permaculture Design Certificate Course at the Permaculture Academy in Los Angeles with the awesome Larry Santoyo and his band of Permaculture Dedicated Teachers.

Natalie loves to continue to learn about Nature and herself through skill-building workshops and participating in gardening projects for non-profit organizations.

She dedicates her time to gardens at the Sepulveda Basin Community Garden Center, the gardens of Greenway Arts Alliance at Fairfax High School and her own #BalconyGarden.

Natalie highly encourages bringing Nature inside of the home with houseplants, herbs and air plants.  Gardening beginners can fall in love with succulents and easy to grow herbs to get a taste of the life lessons of plants.

She views garden cultivating through the two focuses: ecology building and nature mimicry.  She also emphasizes the importance of community building in the garden and in Los Angeles through her work of growing sustainable event management and organization growing systems at Greenway Arts Alliance.

“Soil and Community are the ecosystems we are cultivating.  Healthy, lively soil brings harvests of the same vibrancy.  A healthy, lively community brings people up to the same vibrancy.  That is the dream.” – Natalie