Various U&i LLC educational services are offered to children, youth, and adults both privately or publicly. Learn more about: self-reflection, permaculture, environmental education, school field trips, enrichment opportunities, kindergarten readiness, and more. 


With over six years of experience as a professional educator, Ian has worked with a wide variety of youth (ages 2-18) and adults. U&i combines Ian's experience with his expertise to generate an educational suite designed to meet the needs of you, your child, classroom, or community. Here, collaboration and accommodation are recognized as foundational pillars of quality education. Therefore, U&i is capable and willing to modify or customize a learning experience to meet your needs. If you would like to learn more about pricing or are interested in bringing any of these educational opportunities to your group, organization, or school, please contact Ian.

"Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to change at any time and at any age.” -Norman Doidge

Self-Reflection Series

Leveraging your innate abilities to adapt and accommodate, together we can focus your self-reflection skills to develop a desirable internal landscape. As you realize these authentic transformations the "outside world" will begin to see and respond to them. Thus, you become a catalyst for positivity, development, and change in others. U&i Self-Reflection services are offered in a number of ways:

  • Workshops & Seminars

  • Confidential 1on1 (two variations)

  • Small & Large Group Collaboratives

To learn more please see the U&i Internal Landscape and Consultation pages as well as the Self-Reflection Documents available; or contact Ian to customize your own experience.

"The only ethical decision is to take responsibility for our own existence and that of our children." - Bill Mollison

Permaculture Education

Permaculture education for children, youth, and adults. Ian generates educational experiences appropriate for all ages and developmental stages. As students of life we all have distinct preferences and learning styles. Therefore, U&i offers educational experiences in multiple forms:

  • Public Speaking

  • School Field Trips

  • Private Instruction

  • Workshops & Seminars

  • Small Group Collaboratives

Identified areas of focus and expertise are Education & Culture as well as Health & Spiritual Well Being, each petals of the permaculture flower. Contact Ian to learn about various U&i education opportunities available.

"All the world's problems can be solved in a garden." -Geoff Lawton

Youth Education

Teaching youth to cultivate awareness of and reverence for the natural world. In order to overcome the challenges of our time we must raise younger generations to be in relationship with one another and the land. Ian has extensive experience with early childhood and school aged children and offers educational experiences for each in the form of:

  • Tutoring & Enrichment Programs

  • Nature Play Design & Installations

  • Internal Landscape Design Field Trips

Ian is currently the Lead Field Trip Instructor and Children's Garden Coordinator for the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Contact Ian to learn about other experiential education opportunities.

“To educate is to guide students on an inner journey toward more truthful ways of seeing and being in the world.”
— Parker Palmer, The Courage to Teach