You are welcome to attend our monthly General Meeting as a guest up to 2 times during the year. After 2 guest attendances, you will be encouraged to join the club. Come a little early to meet our members and socialize.
MiraCosta Horticulture Club Guest Speaker, 2018 - 2019
September 8, 2018 Workshop: Member, Tandy Pfost leads a round table discussion on growing bulbs in So Cal. Program: “Personal Cannabis Cultivation” Dave and Amber Newman, are owners of “A Soothing Seed”, which is an Oceanside cannabis nursery that fills an under-served market in the cannabis industry by providing quality clone cannabis plants and seed stock to patients with valid 215 recommendations.
Starting Time: 12:30 Noon Workshop Starting Time: 1:15 p.m. Business Meeting and Program Location: MiraCosta College Student Union, Atzlan Rooms A & B (2nd floor)
October 6, 2018 Annual Food Drive: Our donations benefit the students at MiraCosta College. Workshop: Member, Eileen Ford leads a hands on workshop decorating pumpkins for the holidays. Program: “Preserving Rose Genetics” John Bagnasco is President of the California Rose Society and Garden Life Radio Show. John has over 1,000 rare roses on his half acre Fallbrook garden
November 3, 2018 Workshop: No workshop Program:Tour of AgriService ***MEMBERS ONLY WILL BE ADMITTED*** Mary Matava is owner of AgriService. El Corazon, a green recycle facility that processes over 60,000 tons per year of yard waste, food discards and wood waste into a high-quality compost and mulch.
December 1, 2018 Holiday pot luck and Chinese raffle at noon.
January 12, 2019 Workshop: Member, Kim Cyr, tbd. Program: “Attracting Butterflies and Hummingbirds” Marcia Van Loy is a member of the Master Gardeners Association and an expert in this field. February 2, 2019 Workshop: tbd Program: “Soft Succulents” Jeff Moore is owner of Solana Succulents. His presentation will follow the flow of his newest book, “Soft Succulents” with many photos of the plants in question. He will have books and a signing as well as a selection of succulents for sale. March 2, 2019 Workshop: Member, Marilyn Wilson leads a discussion and presentation on Australian plants and how they fit into our gardens. Program:“Compost Tea, Beneficial Bacteria and Fungus” Robert Gore and Phil Vergara, owner and manager of Home Grown Garden Supply in San Marcos.
April 6, 2019 Workshop: Member, Sue Getyina leads a hands on workshop creating egg carton greenhouses. Program: “Beneficial Insects for the Home Gardener” Jim Davis is an entomologist and owner of American Insectaries. He will provide an overview and identification of insects and discuss beneficial insects that eliminate those pests without using pesticides.
May 2019-There is no meeting in May. We will all be working at our annual Plant Sale to raise money for MiraCosta College student scholarships. Time and place to be determined. PLANT SALE: MAY 4 - 5
June 1, 2019 Annual End of the Year Potluck at Noon-This is the day we get together and survey ourselves to make our dreams and wishes known for programs and workshops for our next year. We also honor the club member selected as Member of the Year and install a new Board. If possible we also like to have several of our scholarship winners with us to share their plans. Of course, we all eat the wonderful potluck dishes that members have brought.
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