Fourth Annual Shambhala Botanic Garden Day with Jim Tolstrup and Scheri Fultineer
September 2, 2006
Celebrate the Shambhala Botanic Gardens at our annual open house from 1pm to 5pm. During this afternoon program, we will offer tours of our newly expanded native plants and Oriental healing plants gardens, as well as a reception featuring our own organic vegetables and a presentation of our ongoing plans for contributing to environmental stewardship and sustainable horticulture in Colorado. No charge. Come join us for lunch ($8) before the open house.
Jim Tolstrup has been a resident of Shambhala Mountain Center for 4 years and currently holds the title Director of the Shambhala Botanic Gardens and Preserve. Jim was the first full-time Land Steward of Shambhala Mountain and initiated the Botanic Garden in 2002 in order to promote a sustainable, regionally appropriate style of horticulture for Colorado and the West and to help visitors re-establish a connection with the sanity and magic of the natural world. Jim has been has been involved in horticulture for over 25 years and has won numerous landscape design awards. He is also a director of Shambhala Training and has studied indigenous wisdom traditions for 28 years.
Scheri Fultineer teaches landscape architecture and planning at Harvard Graduate School of Design and Rhode Island School of Design. She is a practicing landscape architect and member of the Masterplan Design Team at Shambhala Mountain Center.
Registration for this program prior to arrival is not necessary.
Jim Tolstrup, a director of Shambhala Training, has been a practitioner of indigenous wisdom traditions since 1977. He is president of Cankatola Ti Ospaye, a non-profit that supports Native American elders. As the Executive Director of the High Plains Environmental Center in Loveland, Colorado, he works with land developers to “restore nature where we live, work and play.”’
Financial aid is available for this program.