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SDHS SCHOOL GARDEN GRANT:
Application period opens on July 1, 2021

San Diego Horticultural Society School Garden Grant of 2021

The San Diego Horticultural Society supports gardening education in San Diego County schools.  

Our Mission To inspire and educate the people of San Diego County to grow and enjoy plants, and to create beautiful, environmentally responsible gardens and landscapes.

Our Vision To champion regionally appropriate horticulture in San Diego County.

Supporting our mission, the Hort Society wants the youth of San Diego County to experience a school garden. To help a school garden grow, the Hort Society will donate $1,000 to one school in San Diego County, and $500 to eight schools.  

The Hort Society will choose awardees based on the submission of their online application.  Click here to access the application or find the application on the SD Hort Society web page.

Application period opens on July 1, 2021 and closes on July 31, 2021. Recipients will be notified of the award Aug 2021. Grant funds must be spent within 6 months of award and receipts are requested to document funds spent.  

For any questions, please contact info@sdhort.org

August 9th Zoom Meeting, 6PM

John Forti - The Heirloom Gardener

John Forti, author of The Heirloom Gardener, as he offers a garden historian’s pathway to remembering the joys and lessons that pre-industrial technologies and heirloom garden crafts can offer if we choose to adapt them to foster a more sustainable future. 

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Previous Zoom Meetings

If you missed a zoom meeting or want to watch all or part of it again: Meetings recordings are now available via  SDHS YouTube Channel, or use the links below.

July Meeting

Toni Gattone, The Lifelong Gardener

Toni is an adaptive gardening expert and resilience change-agent. 

“As I’ve moved into the later years of my life, I’ve come to value and appreciate the gift of our resilience, and my capacity to recover, adjust and regain.

What I’ve noticed is that the more resilient my thinking and attitude become, the more resilient my approach is to almost everything in my life — including my garden.” —Toni Gattone Learn More 

View YouTube Recording


June Meeting

Saxon Holt - Gardening In Summer-Dry Climates On Zoom

Saxon Holt is a photojournalist and sole photographer of more than 30 garden books, including his recent book Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates published by Timber Press. He is the Director of the Summer-Dry Project, a Board member of Pacific Horticulture Society and owner of the PhotoBotanic Garden Library. Learn More

View YouTube Recording


May Meeting

Gabriel Frank, Striking Succulent Gardens

Gabriel Frank is the founder of Gardens by Gabriel, a landscape design/build firm in Morro Bay, California, known for its distinctive and dramatic succulent designs.

A graduate of the New York Botanical Garden School of Professional Horticulture, he has been honored by America in Bloom and featured in Better Homes and Gardens‘s Country Garden magazine. Learn More

View YouTube Recording


April Meeting
 
Johanna Silver, Growing Weed in the Garden

As a board, we have discussed the upcoming Zoom presentation on April 12th at several board meetings before deciding to go ahead with having Johanna Silver present her second book, Growing Weed in the Garden: A No-Fuss, Seed-to-Stash Guide to Outdoor Cannabis Cultivation (Abrams 2020).  Learn More

 View YouTube Recording


March Meeting

All About Cork with Pamela Hyatt

A few years ago, after a visit to Portugal that included a visit to a stopper production factory, Pamela Koide Hyatt learned about Cork,
Quercus suber. Learn More

View YouTube Recording


February Meeting
Nature Restoration Landscaping  -
Dennis Mudd, Creator of Calscape

Calscape, created by Dennis Mudd, is an online resource you won't want to miss. Learn More

View YouTube Recording


January Meeting 
SDHS 2021 Horticulturist of the Year
Nan Sterman

The San Diego Horticultural Society honored SDHS former board member and charter member, Nan Sterman, with Horticulturist of the Year to a packed zoom house. 

Please go to Nan's link tree below to visit her website, buy her book, watch her award winning KPBS TV show and sign up for her newsletters and much more. Learn More

 View YouTube Recording

December Meeting 
2021 Citrus in Southern California: A History and Growing Primer
John Clements, San Diego Botanic Garden Horticultural Manager 

A pictorial history of citrus in Southern California. Using antique photographs, citrus expert and horticultural historian John Clements will lead us on a tour of the places that made citrus famous in California and share stories of the people that made the citrus golden age happen.  Learn More

November Meeting 
Conserving Orchids in the Wild and Growing them at Home
Peter Tobias and Debby Halliday

In this presentation Peter shares images from orchids in the wild and describe the goals and methods of the conservation group. Learn More

View YouTube Recording 

October Meeting 
Manzanitas & More - Creating Garden Structure with Natives
Su Kraus, Moosa Creek Nursery


The focus of this presentation is on utilizing hardy, evergreen native shrubs to create the all important backbone of your garden design, attention will be given to the wildlife benefits and bloom cycle that will add interest and activity in the garden and finish up with helpful hints on how to select your plants and where to find them!

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September Meeting 
A Live Zoom Horticultural Concert! 

View this special Zoom Concert of horticulturally rich songs with recording artists Dominique Arciero and her husband, Sean Watkins, of the Grammy-Winning band, Nickle Creek. 

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August Meeting 
Kate Sessions’ World Wide Web of Horticulture
Nancy Carol Carter, Landscape Historian 

Kate Sessions is well known as a San Diego local and regional horticultural influence, but her place within a large professional network of horticulturists is less-well known. 

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July Meeting 
2019 San Diego County Superbloom
Jim Bishop, Past SD Horticultural Society President

We revisit the 2019 superbloom from January to July spanning 25 sites from the deserts, mountains, inland valleys and to the coast.  Join Jim to experience some of his best wildflowers discoveries. 
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Our Mission To inspire and educate the people of San Diego County to grow and enjoy plants, and to create beautiful, environmentally responsible gardens and landscapes.

Our Vision To champion regionally appropriate horticulture in San Diego County.


 





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