Mike is the chair and a full-time instructor in the EH department. He teaches a wide range of horticulture classes and has a background in native plant propagation, ecological restoration and Native American Ethnobotany.
Ron is an EH student (Outstanding Student of the Year, 2008) and is a laboratory teaching assistant in the department. He helps instruct students in the lab portions of a number of EH courses. Ron also oversees the Lifescape Garden facility, including the Greenhouse/Shadehouse/Toolshed complex and the living collections.
Don is a long-standing adjunct instructor in the EH department. He teaches the ecological restoration courses and coordinates class expeditions to the Channel Islands. He is co-founder of Growing Solutions, a local educational and habitat restoration non-profit that propagates thousands of plants and restores acres of native habitat annually.
Bill is a long-term adjunct instructor in the EH department. He teaches the Arboriculture course, tree care, and is a local tree expert and past owner of the successful business, Bill’s Tree Care.
Karen teaches native plant identification courses, including mainland and Channel Islands floras. She is a local expert in native plant identification, seed collection and propagation. She is also a co-founder of Growing Solutions.
Adam teaches landscape construction and irrigation systems courses. He is the founder of Ironwood Landscapes, a local landscape design and contracting firm and is a graduate of Cal Poly's Horticulture Program.
Kendy teaches the permacultural design course (as well as courses in the biology department) and has extensive experience in permacultural methods, as well as ecology.