February in the Garden Calendar

After the rain (Garden with chickens..) Gustav Klimt


Monday, February 3rd – The San Diego Mycological society hosts Steve Farrar who will be lecturing at 6:30 p.m. in the Casa Del Prado, Room 101. Steve will cover Mushrooms and Health: The Healing Powers of Medicinal-Culinary Mushrooms. Free

Wednesday, February 5th – Join the San Diego Herb Club for their monthly meeting from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in room 101 Casa Del Prado.

Thursday, February 6th – Professor Karen Liftin will discuss Ecovillages and Diversity in the 21st Century at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, USD, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Free

Saturday, February 8th – Thinking about composting? Attend the free Composting Workshop with the Solana Center at Crestridge Ecological Reserve from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Monday, February 10th – The Wild World of Succulents will be covered by speaker Kelly Griffin at the San Diego Horticultural Society. The lecture starts at 6:30p.m. at the Race Place in Del Mar and is $15 for guests.

Thursday, February 13th – Interested in going solar? Attend Solar for Homeowners at the CA. Center For Sustainable Energy from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Free.

Saturday, February 15th – Do you want to learn how to make your own baby food? City Farmer’s Nursery host Making Your Own Baby Foods from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, February 15th – Learn about Outstanding Trees of San Diego with Dave Ehrlinger at the San Diego Botanic Garden from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., $24 for non-members.

Sunday, February 16th – Make time for the annual Fungus Fair at Balboa Park. The San Diego Mycological Society will host several guest speakers in Casa Del Prado Rooms 101 and 104.

Friday, February 21st – Attend the Village Aquaponics Workshop at Ecolife from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $40

Saturday, February 22nd – The Peace Garden hosts the annual Kale Festival from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 3850 Westgate Place.

Wednesday, February 26th – Learn the Benefits of a Plant-based Diet: The China Study by Collin Campbell presented by Neal Biggart Ph.D. through the California Rare Fruit Growers. Starting at 7:00 p.m., Casa Del Prado Room 101.

Friday, February 28th – Are you thinking about planting fruit trees? Get some much-needed information first at Fruit Trees in the Landscape from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Del Mar Fair Spring Home Garden Show. Free


Whew! A lot of fun stuff to do. Now we better get back to the greenhouse as I know we have many anxious planters out there just dying to start their gardens.


The Countdown Begins,


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