Friday, October 1, 2010

MHGC ENews October 2

Dear Garden Aficionados and Mission Hills Garden Club Members,

Please find below the Club’s events and other community and garden related infos:

Wednesday, October 27, 6 – 8 p.m.
Garden Club Meeting:
Speaker: Bill Toone on “Drought and Water Conservation”
We are thrilled to announce that Bill Toone will be joining us to speak on “Drought-A Local Perspective on a Global Problem”. Bill has quite a varied background which began at UCDavis in Avian Sciences. He is best known today for his work in sustainable development and management practices in developing countries. He is at the helm of the ECOLIFE Foundation which concerns itself with the “disconnect between quality of life for people and the health of their natural resources”. Bill will not only share his experiences from around the globe helping groups solve water quality and shortage problems, but will bring it close to home with his own sustainable water harvesting practices at his own residence. These are easy solutions that we can all adopt in our quest to save water and adjust to our changing climate.

Guests welcome. $10 at the door. No RSVP required. Meeting held at 4070 Jackdaw St off Ft Stockton, Mission Hills, San Diego 92103 (Meredith French for Programs)

Saturday, October 30, 10 - noon
Coffee in the Garden at 1506 Plumosa Way. Free.
Saturday, November 20, 10 - noon
Coffee in the Garden at 1753 W. Montecito Way
Come and enjoy a beautiful garden, and hang out with fellow garden club members. Free.
(Sandra Scherf for Coffee in the Garden)
Friday, November 5, 10 a. m.
Do send in your checks ($15.00) and register for our special trip Oasis Nursery and potting demo by Debra Baldwin, author of many books and succulent guru!
What: Nursery Tour/Potting demo by Debra Baldwin/Lunch
When: 10.00 Friday, Nov. 5
Where: Oasis Nursery, Escondido
Transport: Self/Directions provided
(Carol Costarakis for Special Events)

Wednesday December 1
Party! details to follow

December 3 – 4
Mission Hills Garden Club will once again participate in December Nights Festival of Trees in Balboa Park, in Del Prado Room #101, Friday Dec 3rd at 5pm until 10 pm and Saturday, Dec 4th from 10am to 10pm. The entire park is open to the public with all museums free, plus entertainment, vendors, delicious food etc. It is the largest free event in San Diego . Over 50,000 attend each day.
Our club will be decorating a gorgeous tree along with many other organizations making Room 101 in the Prado Building a winter wonderland. Come early, parking is difficult , best to be dropped off or ride a bike. We have been participating in the event for over 10 years. The theme this year is "EVERYTHING GOES" so come on board, volunteer to help with the tree and attend the festivities (Cheryl Gaidmore).

Please contribute to our Newsletter. Send your text to Nancy : (Nancy Dimsdale for Newsletter).NEW! Check out our handy Calendar on our Website: . You find all of our events and other garden or neighborhood related events on it (Scott Borden for e-Communications).Other Events:

Saturday, October 16, 9 a. m. – 4 p. m.
Meet the Growers! Miracosta Horticulture Club´s first annual Nursery Tour. Tickets 15 $ in advance, 20 $ on day or tour. Contact Carol Fehner 760 721 3281 or

Fridays, 3 to 7 p.m.Support the certified Farmers Market in Mission Hills and help it stay! It is every Friday from 3 – 7 p.m. on Falcon Street , between Washington and Fort Stockton . Fun, mostly organic, creative and usually with live music.

San Diego Botanic Garden Fall Classes. To register go to or call 760/ 436–3036 x206.
Build Your Own Hydroponic Fall Garden, Saturday, October 23, 9 am – 12 noon
Plant Life on Avatar’s Pandora, Sunday, October 31, 2 – 3:30 pmButterfly Gardening for San Diego County, Thursday, November 4, 6 – 9 pm
Recycled Folk Art Workshop, Saturday, November 6, 9:30 – 11:30 am
Free Composting Workshop, Saturday, November 6, 10 am – 12 noon
Native Plants for your Garden, Saturday, November 13, 10 am – 12 noon

Internet Resource
Have fun browsing the online home of California Garden Clubs, Inc.

Free Pumpkin Stencil download for favorite dog breeds and other fall decorations:

Have these and more detailed infos always handy:Website: us on Facebook ( find “Mission Hills Garden Club”)We always love to hear from you and see you at our events and/or come and volunteer! Please send me an e-mail if you have something for the bi-weekly e-news: sabine.starr@yahoo.comHappy Gardening,Sabine StarrCommunications Chair

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