Upcoming Special Events

Upcoming Special and Sponsored Events

Social Forestry Book Launch Party
May 13, 4-7 pm
KS Wild Center, 562 A St., Ashland
4 – 5:30 Book sales, signing and refreshments
5:30 Q&A and Salon

Social Forestry Book Birthing Celebration
Sunday, May 28, 4 – 7 pm
Frog Farm, 9044 Takelma Rd.
4 – 5:30 Book sales, signing and refreshments
5:30 Q&A and Salon

Village Building Convergence
Social Forestry Live event in Portland
with Hazel on Zoom
June 12, time and other info TBA

Northwest Permaculture Convergence
October 6-8, 2023
Washington State (we hear not too far from Portland)
More infor TBA

Annual Storytelling
Dec. 2, 2023

Hazel’s Articles

Articles and Writings

Tomi Hazel Vaarde, aka Hazel Ward, was previously known as Tom Ward.  Some archival writings are authored by Tom.  Other writings are attributed to Hazel.  The collection includes many articles printed in Permaculture Magazine, previously known as the Permaculture Activist.  It seems we’ve all been around for awhile.

VIDEOS: Workshops, Talks, Stories

Videos & Recordings

Here you will find the collection of talks, workshops and interviews on video or sound recording.  It includes Hazel’s talks on keyline water systems, the annual storytelling, keynotes from the Northern California and Northwest Permaculture Convergences, an interview with Melanie on Acorns. and much more.

Resource List

List of Recommended Resources

Here you will find a list of other people’s articles, videos, books, organizations and podcasts.  We found these recommended resources valuable, and hope you will as well.  It starts with the recommended reading we suggest for studens before the start of the PDC.

Greenward Ho!

Greenward Ho!

This is the one and only place you can buy Hazel’s first book, Greenward Ho! Herbal Home Remedies; An Ecological Approach to Sustainable Health, by Tom Ward. First published 1990.

More information and purchasing.

Hazel’s Blog

Hazel’s Blog, Wild Tending with Hazel, can be seen on its own separate website.


Book Signing Takelma
Sunday, May 28, 4 – 7 pm
9044 Takilma Rd.

Village Building Convergence
Live in Portland with Hazel on Zoom
June 12, time and links TBA

Course Dates available HERE.