SeaWeeders

SeaWeeder Join our regular monthly meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday, September through June, at the Fletcher Cove Community Center, 133 Pacific. Ave. Coming up:

Our Tuesday, March 12 meeting features Dr. John Clark, Director of Plant Collections and Strategy for the San Diego Zoo Global and President and CEO of the Center for Plant Conservation (CPC). Dr. Clark leads CPC’s national efforts to save endangered plants through scientific research, applied conservation and technology innovation. The CPC was founded in 1984 on the principal that the world’s plant conservation experts must come together to preserve plant diversity for future generations. He will provide information on the CPC’s work, with details on more than 1,500 plants now in its National Collection.  We will also discuss progress on new projects at the Fire Station and the El Viento pocket park.

The SeaWeeders Garden Club of Solana Beach (part of the city’s Civic and Historical Society) completed a major overhaul of the Post Office landscape in 2014, installing new paths, benches, sculptures and bike racks. Last spring, the SeaWeeders removed and trimmed overgrown plants, added water-wise succulents, and laid three yards of mulch to help nurture the soil and keep down the weeds. Volunteers gather regularly for ongoing maintenance.

Throughout 2019, the club will devote the first Saturday morning of each month to ongoing maintenance of the sculpture garden and grounds around the Post Office building at 153 S. Sierra Ave. Volunteers are welcomed — no gardening experience necessary. Just don a hat and some gloves and join your neighbors in keeping Solana Beach beautiful.

The SeaWeeders Garden Club of Solana Beach completed a major overhaul of the Post Office landscape in 2014, installing new paths, benches, sculptures and bike racks. Last spring, the SeaWeeders removed and trimmed overgrown plants, added water-wise succulents, and laid three yards of mulch to help nurture the soil and keep down the weeds. Volunteers gather regularly for ongoing maintenance.

The SeaWeeders Garden Club of Solana Beach promotes sustainable beautification of the city of Solana Beach through social interaction, garden education, and home and civic enrichment. Gardening enthusiasts who live in Solana Beach and neighboring communities are welcome to our monthly meetings and to join our volunteer projects.

The club’s roots date to the 1950s when the Women’s Civic Club formed to focus on the beautification of Solana Beach. It was renamed in  2004 when Donna Golich, Gerri Retman-Opper, and others adopted the task of maintaining a community garden section of the Coastal Rail Trail. Local landscape designer Katie Pelisek and Sandy Parish formally revived the SeaWeeders in 2012 and brought the club under the umbrella of the Civic & Historical Society.

Recent projects include:

The welcome sculpture and planting at the eastern gateway to Solana Beach at Lomas Santa Fe and Highland Drive.

Updating and ongoing maintenance of landscaping at the U. S. Post Office on South Sierra Avenue.

Teaming with the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy to improve the North Rios Trailhead access area, creating a stone wall sitting area and adding native plants.

Our members welcome helpers in their volunteer efforts to maintain El Jardin de los Ninos at La Colonia park (Tuesdays, 8 to 9:30 a.m.) and the Solana Beach Community Garden section of the Coastal Rail Trail, across from City Hall (Thursdays, 1 p.m.).

If you have a gardening question or a suggested project to help keep Solana Beach beautiful, contact  SBSeaWeeders@gmail.com.