Gardening on a Slope
Cielo and Kevin Foth transformed their backyard from a hillside of weeds and iceplant to the terraced beauty it is today. Their backyard is an outdoor living space, and they spend most of the weekend daylight hours in their backyard. Taking the inside outside means making the outside comfortable to rest in between (or after) working in the garden. Their backyard is a terraced hillside garden with over 200 fruiting plants (deciduous, subtropical and tropical fruit trees), and a kitchen garden. The majority of the tropical fruit tree collection is mango - 30 varieties. To help sustain the fruit trees, two 1100-gallon rainwater harvesting tanks were installed in 2009.
Cielo and Kevin will show what types of wall blocks and tools they've used to tame the slopes. Everything they have used is available from Home Depot, Lowe's or other brick masonry sources, like RCP Block. They will teach you how to custom cut a wall block that can be used to fit in a terraced wall, garden bed and/or a path.
There are many stairs, so this workshop is only for people with good mobility. Sorry, no walkers or canes permitted.
Bring the following:
- Closed-toe shoes are REQUIRED
By registering for this workshop I understand that I will attend this workshop at my own risk. Host gardens, workshop instructors, and the San Diego Horticultural Society assume no liability whatsoever.
Heavy rain will cancel this workshop. In the event of rain, call Roy Wilburn at 858-472-6059 between 6am and 10am; it might not be raining hard at the workshop location.
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Registration will close two days before the event. If you must cancel, be considerate and allow enough time to let another member register and attend.