Barbara Savage, President of the Tribal Trust Foundation will host Native Gardens at a private home in Montecito on Sunday, December 2nd from 1-4:00 p.m. This benefit is open to the public with a donation to the Tribal Trust Foundation of $20 per person. Reply to for address, directions and further details.

The Tribal Trust Foundation’s mission is to support indigenous culture that is rooted in environmental stewardship and cultural sustainability. For more information, please visit

Native Gardens brings together a talented group of ecologically minded experts to discuss their unique ideas to promote living in harmony with nature. Presenters include:

  • Joshua Burman Thayer, an ecological landscape designer, who focuses on a sense of place for each landscape, will discuss California native plants, food forests and habitat creation.
  • MaryAnn Burman is a certified Aesthetic Pruner, a Healing Touch Practitioner and a Labyrinth Facilitator. She will demonstrate how to bring harmony into your landscape.
  • Paul Cronshaw of the Santa Barbara Beekeepers Association will focus his talk on native hummingbirds and honey bees as pollinators.
  • Barbara Wishingrad, Program Manager of Santa Barbara Green Living Co-op will discuss community-based watershed management.

Funds raised at Native Gardens will support the Tribal Trust Foundation’s work to preserve the living arts and culture of indigenous people.

About Tribal Trust Foundation:

Mission: Supporting indigenous culture that is rooted in environmental stewardship and cultural sustainability.

Goal: To empower women and children through education for the purpose of preserving indigenous culture in their environment.

Vision: To be know as the premiere organization propagating sustainable indigenous cultural values and assimilating them into the global community.


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