2652 E. Butte Circle, Mesa, AZ 85213
Home Phone (480) 962-6353
Cell Phone (480) 241-5882
Don Titmus is a Horticulturist and Permaculture Designer. Don's home site aka the Bee Oasis Living Learning Center is a living testament to his dedication to the natural world and how humans can be the solution to their challenges.
Don began his Horticultural training in London, England as part of an apprentice program with the London Borough of Hillingdon in 1975, ending four years later. From this point he used his skills in the Landscaping section for LBH projects. In 1981 he moved to Arizona, USA and continued in landscaping until 1991 when he moved fully into Union Jack Gardening Service (garden maintenance) specializing in xeriscape gardens. See UJGS for more.
In the summer of 2003, at the insistence of a close friend, he attended his PDC (Permaculture Design Course) at Ecoversity, Santa Fe, NM. All Don’s life came together as one connected whole. All the strange physical, spiritual, and ecological aspects of his life finally had a “hub,” the center of the web, which pulled together his diverse, eclectic interests.
It took Don six months to fully digest all that happened during the PDC, and he began integrating some of what he learned into his xeriscaped garden - realizing that much of what he had already done was just fine as it was. The real changes came as more food plants – fruit trees, grapes, perennials got planted.
At this stage Don wanted to follow the teaching path. This led to attending a Teacher Training with Jude Hobbs and Tom Ward in Oregon. With this experience Don increased his teaching experiences – classes with the Phoenix Permaculture Guild, organic gardening class at a charter high school, and numerous presentations.