Wednesday, June 16, 2010

By-monthly update: June 16

Wednesday, June 23, 6-8 p.m.
Garden Club Meeting: Speaker Shelly Stewart “Backyard Chickens in Urban San Diego ”
4070 Jackdaw Mission Hills United Church of Christ.
Free for members, 10 $ for guests.
A Beginner's Guide to Backyard Chickens: Have you ever thought about adding animals to your garden oasis? Love the idea of fresh eggs or unlimited "compost"? If so, then this workshop is for you! Join us as we embark upon all things chicken including the pros and cons of chicken ownership, general terminology, basic anatomy, food/shelter requirements and estimated maintenance costs. We will also address some of the challenges to raising chickens including local predators and city regulations. This light hearted workshop is packed with information to help you decide with confidence if you are ready to start your own city flock.

Shelly Stewart is a stay at home mother and educational program director for Victory Gardens San Diego, a non-profit dedicated to the development of Earth-friendly home, school & community Gardens. Shelly's environmental awareness began with the birth of her son four years ago. She researched diligently in an effort to provide the healthiest lifestyle for a newborn, but her findings raised disturbing questions about the actual nutritional and economic value of industrialized food. Unable to find a definitive answer to her concerns, she decided to experiment with sustainability and self-reliance, beginning with raising chickens in the city. Surprisingly, this undertaking has brought much fulfillment, comedy and joy to her family and she enjoys sharing her personal experience and lessons learned with others.

Bring nice items for our raffle (tax deductible), plants/cuttings for our plant exchange table, and questions/samples for the Plant Doctor. Socialize with other garden aficionados, take plants home, enjoy munchies, have fun.

Saturday, July 10, 9.30 – 12.30 a.m.
Crafts event: Pressed flower note cards. Bring: scissors, pressed flowers for yourself and to share and trade. Optional: bits of colored paper to go with flowers (paint samples), ribbon, rubber stamps or other paper crafting supplies. Create beautiful unique cards to use for any occasion. Free to members and $10 for guests (if you have not signed up yet, please contact Debbie). 4070 Jackdaw Mission Hills, United Church of Christ (Debbie Quillin for Crafts Events).

Wednesday, July 28, 6 – 8 p.m.
Garden Club Meeting: Speaker Fausto Palafox
“Urban Forestry in San Diego ”

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June 19th, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m
Master Gardener Plant Sale in Balboa Park , Room 101 and the patio of Casa del Prado in Balboa Park .
Plant lovers and bargain hunters won't want to miss the annual Master Gardener Plant Sale.

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