February in the Garden


This month warm weather has returned and I’m sure we are all itching to get our spring garden started. Here at SITC we have a greenhouse full of tomato seedlings in all stages. Even though we aren’t clear of frost just yet we can still began prepping for spring with some of these great events.

Wednesday, February 1st – Herbal Energetics and the Four Temperaments will be the topic of discussion at the San Diego Herb Guild Meeting, Casa Del Prado Rm. 101, 6:30 p.m. Free

Thursday, February 2nd – Slow Food San Diego will host the Support San Diego Mixer with Jimbo’s Naturally at their Horton Plaza location from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Free

Saturday, February 4th- Visit the San Diego Fermentation Festival at the San Diego Waterfront Park from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets start at $25.

Saturday, February 4th – Attend the Backyard Composting & Vermicomposting workshop with the Solana Center at the Water Conservation Garden from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Free

Saturday, February 4th & 5th – Bring all your gardening questions to Ask a Master Gardener at the Balboa Park Botanical Building from 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Free

Monday, February 6th – The San Diego Mycological Society hosts Lee Hamm who will be on hand to discuss “Foraging, Hunting, and Fishing on the Cleveland National Forest” Casa Del Prado Rm. 101, 6:30 p.m. Free

Sunday, February 12th – Attend the Rainwater Tank Installation Workshop in North Park from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. $45

Monday, February 13th – The San Diego Horticultural Society will have Panayoti Kelaidis on hand to discuss Looking for Succulents in all the Wrong Places. The lecture starts at 6:45 p.m., guest are $15.

Thursday, February 16th – Head over to the South Bay Sustainability Fair from 10 – 2:00 p.m. Free

Monday, February 20th – Learn how to make your own Kombucha at The Kombucha Workshop hosted by The Homebrewer. Just $45 for the class or $85 for the class with your own home brewing kit. 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 25th – Dr. Shannyn Fowl will be giving a class on Healthy Herbs from 10:00 – 12:00p.m. Free for members, $10 for guests.


Spring planting is just around the corner and we can’t wait to taste our first tomato! This year we have restrained ourselves to just 20 different rare and exciting tomato varieties that we can’t wait to share with you.

Here’s to a bountiful spring!


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