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September Meeting
Clayton Tschudy
San Diego Habitat Gardening

Alternate location: Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park

Monday, September 10  6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Many good books advocating for the benefits of habitat gardening have recently been published. Some of these resources provide good generalized advice for habitat design, but are overly broad, often without a focus on regional resources. Vibrant habitat design requires a local approach that details indigenous plant and animal species, examines the habitat structure of local plant communities, and addresses how the threats of introduced pests and climate change should be addressed to local resources from the gardener's perspective.

At our September meeting, Clayton Tschudy will give an overview of habitat garden design for the San Diego region, focusing on critical design elements, and some new, and unique, online resources.

Due to September 10 being a Jewish holiday, it is not possible to have our meeting at the Congregation Beth Israel so it will instead take place in the theater of the Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) in Balboa Park. Address and parking information is below.
  • Doors open at 6 PM with the presentations beginning at 6:45 PM.
  • Free for SDHS Members; $15 Non-members
  • Tickets available at the door. 
  • Parking is free in Balboa Park, and available behind the Fleet Science Center or The Nat. MoPA is at 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 and located across from the Lily Pond in Balboa Park.
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October Meeting
Brie Arthur

Including Edible Plants in Ornamental Gardens

Brie Arthur, author of The Foodscape Revolution, will talk about how food can be grown inter-planted with non-food ornamentals. Check back for more information.

  • Doors open at 6PM for socializing and book signing
  • Presentations at 6:45 PM
  • Free for SDHS Members
  • $15 Non-members (pay at check-in)
  • Parking free for everyone
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News from Pacific Horticulture Society

Pacific Horticulture believes in the power of gardens to enrich people’s lives and inspire environmental stewardship. 

Beginning with the Fall 2018 issue, Pacific Horticulture magazine will be delivered in DIGITAL FORMAT to all PHS members for whom we have email addresses. Those members who currently are paying the full membership price will also receive a print version of the magazine. Discounted memberships may purchase full membership status at any time to receive the print magazine.

Princess Norman, SDHS member and PHS Board member, will have a table at the September 2018 SDHS meeting taking place at the alternate location of the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. Come by if you want to know more about their "Metamorphosis" or join, renew and donate today.

A West Coast-based organization founded in 1968, Pacific Horticulture brings horticulturists, designers, and passionate gardeners together to share knowledge through our publications, seminars, and tours.  Pacific Horticulture magazine is widely recognized for its horticultural accuracy, engaging text, and beautiful photographs. As part of their mission to inspire west coast gardeners their website offers an archive of past articles dating back to 2000, available to anyone that visits their website.

Click Here to learn about Pacific Horticulture Upcoming Private Garden Tours.

Meeting Location

Second Monday of the month, except June and December, from 6 to 8:30 PM

Congregation Beth Israel
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA  92122

PLEASE NOTE: September 2018 Meeting to be held at the Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado in Balboa Park

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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.

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