2013 Herb Festival, Spring Plant Sale, and Tomatomania!®

Join us for this 2 day event, March 16 and 17, 2013.
Ag PALS and San Diego Urban Homesteaders will have educational demonstration booths at this event.
Come have some fun, learn, and volunteer helping with our outreach. Volunteers will receive free entry to the garden festival.
Available shifts, 9-1, and 1-5
Contact us at: [masked] , or call:[masked] to volunteer

We are happy to announce that Holly Shimizu will be the honored guest at this year’s Herb Festival. Since returning as Executive Director of the U.S. Botanic Garden in November 2000, Holly Shimizu has led the Washington D.C. Garden in many new and exciting directions. The Garden was accredited by the American Association of Museums in 2007 and has received numerous awards.

In addition to many prestigious positions in horticulture, she served as Curator of the National Herb Garden at the U.S. National Arboretum. Holly will be presenting at 1:00 pm both days. On Saturday she will be sharing how she started the National Herb Garden and on Sunday she will be discussing the “How to’s” of Growing herbs for Use and Beauty.
In addition to Holly’s presentation, there will be on-going speakers on garden and herb-related topics, guided tours of the Herb Garden, Herb Festival Market-place, the A-Z on Herbs information booth, and the SDBG Spring Plant Sale with a multitude of vendors.

Back by popular demand is Tomatomania!® with lectures on culture and care, and plenty of tomato seedlings.

For Kids: Special activity featuring the Herb of the Year – Elderberry, “Respect Your Elders”. Learn about this marvelous plant and its uses. Saturday 10:30 am – 12 noon

Crafts: Children choose from several craft projects to complete and take home. Saturday 10:30 – 1 pm (small charge)

Botanical Printers: Making book marks from natural materials

For more information on the festival: http://www.sdbgarden.org/herbfest.htm

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  • Alex K.

    Look for the Ag PALS or San Diego Urban Homesteaders exhibits by Seeds of Wonder Garden, on the way towards TomatoMania. Large blue 250 gallon rainwater tank you can't miss.

    March 16, 2013

  • Laura B

    So sorry I can't attend, I thought this was Sunday

    March 11, 2013

  • Brenda L.

    What is the cost for these meetings?

    March 4, 2013

    • Alex K.

      Admission - Free if you volunteer to help us, or,
      Adults $12
      Seniors, students, active military $8
      Children ages 3-12 $6
      Members; children ages 2 & under FREE Parking $2
      Electric Cars park free -
      Go Green Policy - 4 or more in a car, park free
      Members park free.

      1 · March 5, 2013

  • Alex K.

    There is a $2.00 off coupon on the SDBG site.

    1 · February 22, 2013

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