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September Meeting

Monday,  September 9, 2019

Dry Gardens: High Style for Low Water Gardens

At our September 9, 2019 meeting, we will hear from Daniel Nolan, of Daniel Nolan Design in San Francisco, an authority on dry gardens and the author of Dry Gardens: High Style for Low Water Gardens, recently published by Rizzoli Press. He will share his techniques for transforming landscapes of any size into a modern dry garden. Nolan is known for creating sophisticated combinations of the familiar and the foreign.

His gardens have been described as both expressive and refined. He has worked on projects ranging from living walls for homes and restaurants, to transformations of residential gardens, to the planting design for the Powell Street Parklet.  Nolan’s work has also appeared in Martha Stewart Living, Elle Décor, Condé Nast Traveler, Sunset, and San Francisco Magazine. His work now appears in some of the Bay Area's most beautiful homes and properties.

  • Presentations at 6:45 PM
  • Free for SDHS Members
  • $15 Non-members (pay at check-in)
  • Parking free for everyone

October Meeting

Monday,  October 14, 2019

The Magical World of Seeds

Join us on October 14 when we will hear from Brijette Peña, owner and founder of San Diego Seed Company. San Diego Seed produces, trials, and breeds organic seed adapted for the unique climates of Southern California and the American Southwest. At our October meeting, Brijette will tell us all about seeds, including the different types of seeds; the history of the seed industry; why seed saving and local seed production is so important; and how seed can be saved.

  • Presentations at 6:45 PM
  • Free for SDHS Members
  • $15 Non-members (pay at check-in)
  • Parking free for everyone

    Pacific Horticulture Society

    People Connecting with the Power of Gardens

    Pacific Horticulture Society is advocating for gardens to be at the epicenter of push-back on climate change, and for gardeners to be on the forefront of advancing environmental literacy. Known for the widely-recognized Pacific Horticulture publication, Pac Hort is expanding its mission to include programming connecting people with the power of gardens for enriching lives and healing our environment.

    This is an exciting time. We’re bringing cutting-edge horticulture and emerging environmental science to our community through new programs, our much-loved publications, and expanded relationships with place-based organizations from B.C. to Baja. PHS members receive print versions of all our publications as well as discounts on our superior educational programs and inspiring garden events, as well as reduced pricing on international and domestic PHS tours.

    San Diego Horticultural Society has become an Affiliate Member Organization (AMO). A key benefit to members is a 20% discount on the full PHS membership which includes the print magazine and discounts on programs and tours. SDHS can share the new digital edition of Pacific Horticulture with all its members. Also, you can sign up for the free monthly newsletter that features relevant, richly informative articles from more than a decades of archives, on the PHS website.

    Whether you’ve been with us for years or are new to Pacific Horticulture Society, we invite you to join us. Come with us as we move into our next 50 years. Become a member, renew, or extend your membership today, or give us a call at 510-849-1627 or email us at office@pacifichorticulture.org.

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    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

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