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For directions, please use maps.google.com and type Alta Vista Gardens in the search box. Drive into the garden, stay to the right and go to the bottom of the hill. We are on the left. Help us to care for the multitude of plants in our growing area, and to propagate and pot up new plants to help our garden grow. This is not a class, it is "hands-on", which is the best way to learn. Because we are maintaining a growing area for the garden, there are many tasks involved besides propagation, including repotting and general maintenance. Bring gloves, and clippers if you have them.
Welcome to San Diego Beekeeping Society, we are open to both amateur and professional beekeepers. Our members range from beginners to the most advanced beekeepers. $20 annual membership dues We regularly meet and have additional events throughout the year. Except on holidays, we meet every second Monday of each month at 6 pm in Casa Del Prado, Room #101, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA[masked]
Due to Easter Sunday, April's tour will be on the second Sunday, the 14th rather than the 21st. • What we'll do This two hour walk through Finch Frolic Garden is an information-packed talk on basic permaculture techniques. While seeing examples in this beautiful low-water-use, chemical-free 1.68-acre garden, you'll learn about sheet mulching, rain catchment, where to place trees, polyculture, soil building, composting toilets, mud ovens, hugelkultur, repurposing, and so much more. Q and A follows. • What to bring Please dress for the weather, with comfortable walking shoes and sun protection. • Important to know No pets, please. Special rates for children can be found at www.vegetariat.com.
This is our monthly Down-to-Earth EcoShire open house and potluck. We will have a tour of our current earthbag Hobbit cabin project, and the future ecovillage. Also: aircrete construction, container sheds and much more. Come spend a beautiful day on the Shire with us and you'll be sure to learn much and hopefully be a bit inspired. Free; potluck preferably vegetarian. Rain won't cancel. Bring sun/rain protection and solid walking shoes.