Seminar Schedule

FRIDAY, March 6

11:00
San Diego Botanic Garden Plants You Can Grow at Home 
Jeremy Bugarchich, Curator, San Diego Botanic Garden
The San Diego Botanic Garden has the ability to grow a wide diversity of plants outside and in ground that other gardens struggle to grow. Because of our proven diversity, Jeremy will describe and show unusual and uncommon plants the San Diego home gardener can grow in their backyards. Unique plants that are easier than many people think!

12:00
Top Succulents for Colorful, Carefree Gardens
Debra Lee Baldwin, Bestselling Author, Succulent Expert
Debra explains how to grow and care for succulents that look great year-round with minimal care. For a yard, landscape, container or garden bed that’s as practical as it is beautiful, just add top dressing and you’re done!

1:00
Plants, Creativity and Wellness 
Rachel Cohen, Creator/Owner of Infinite Succulents, Author
Can plants make us feel better? Join Rachael as she highlights research on the health and wellness benefits of gardening, plant-care and creativity. Rachael will share her personal story of how creating planted art transformed her life and will demonstrate one of the living crafts from her book.

2:00
Unique Trees of San Diego 
Magen Shaw, Horticulturist, City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department
Learn about unique and rare trees which grow in San Diego. Many are rare or not readily available in production.

3:00 
California Native Landscaping
Greg Rubin, Founder and Owner of California’s Own Native Landscape Design, Inc. 
Learn what is so special about California native plants and how to design, plant and grow them in your home landscape.

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SATURDAY, March 7

11:00 
Raise Your Vegetables In Bed 
Nan Sterman, Creator and Star of A Growing Passion, Author
Grow more per square foot, with less water, less back stress, fewer pest problems and an extended growing season, even in the worst soil in the world by growing vegetables in a raised bed. Nan presents examples of raised beds, including a time-proven method for easy-on-the-back (and easy for small children) wooden raised beds. Nan shares her construction diagrams, video demonstration, tips and tricks!

12:00 
Landscape Design: How Do I Begin My Project?
David Clarke, APLD, David Clarke Design 
David will outline the design and installation process to help you understand the industry, determine realistic goals, and gain knowledge to help make your project a success.

1:00 
Top Succulents for Colorful, Carefree Gardens
Debra Lee Baldwin, Bestselling Author, Succulent Expert
Debra explains how to grow and care for succulents that look great year-round with minimal care. For a yard, landscape, container or garden bed that’s as practical as it is beautiful, just add top dressing and you’re done!

2:00 
Companion Plants for Succulents
Linda Bresler, Landscape Designer and Licensed Landscape Contractor
Learn how to mix shrubs, groundcovers, and trees with succulents to create a lush look in our southern California climate. These plants grow well in poor soil, use little water, and need no fertilizer or pruning. Linda’s favorite plants that thrive in succulent-friendly places, bloom 6-12 months a year and do not lose their leaves. 

3:00 
Spring and Summer Fruit Tree Care
Tyler “Mr. Trees” Trimble, Home Orchard Specialist
Seasonal needs for fruit trees–pruning, nutrition, effective organic disease and pest control methods, soil health, permaculture design and planting techniques, fruit tree types for your area, and more…

4:00 
California Native Landscaping
Greg Rubin, Founder and Owner of California’s Own Native Landscape Design, Inc. 
Learn what is so special about California native plants and how to design, plant and grow them in your home landscape.

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SUNDAY, March 8

11:00 
“Weeds” for Forage and Health 
Wilbur Nowlin, Executive Director, Trees for Health
Numerous unwanted garden plants (weeds) can be very useful and beneficial to your health. Wilbur shares the traditional benefits of several common plants which may surprise you. Rather than weeding you may find yourself harvesting them.

12:00 
Companion Plants for Succulents
Linda Bresler, Landscape Designer and Licensed Landscape Contractor
Learn how to mix shrubs, groundcovers, and trees with succulents to create a lush look in our southern California climate. These plants grow well in poor soil, use little water, and need no fertilizer or pruning. Linda’s favorite plants that thrive in succulent-friendly places, bloom 6-12 months a year and do not lose their leaves.  

1:00 
Spring Veggies
Roy Wilburn, Horticulture Director, Cadence Living 
Learn all about how to start and maintain your spring vegetable garden with the best practices, best varieties and best maintenance.

2:00 
Fall in Love with Native Bees
Candace Vanderhoff , Owner, Solobee Native Shelters 
San Diego has 700 species of solitary native bees, come learn how you can create a habitat and home for these gentle little bees.

3:00 
Spring and Summer Fruit Tree Care
Tyler “Mr. Trees” Trimble, Home Orchard Specialist 
Seasonal needs for fruit trees–pruning, nutrition, effective organic disease and pest control methods, soil health, permaculture design and planting techniques, fruit tree types for your area, and more…