Tuesday, March 13, 6:30 p.m., at the Fletcher Cove Community Center — What’s cooking in your garden? Andi MacLeod will lead our discussion about how to safely use heat and flame to keep weeds away. We’ll explore other toxin-free pest management techniques . . . And continue planning for our Roundup Round-Up. Seeds are planted to host an educational booth at Fiesta Del Sol, as well as to co-host with the City a hazardous-garden-waste-collection event for Solana Beach residents.

Also on the agenda:
— Updates from the Post Office posse, which has made huge progress tending to our community sculpture garden there.
— Next steps toward planning a joint meeting with Tree San Diego and neighboring garden clubs.
— Preview of our joint April meeting with the Solana Beach Civic & Historical Society on Friday, April 13, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Fletcher Cove Community Center. Representatives from the Solana Beach School District and Spurlock Landscape Architects will present the landscape plan for new Skyline School and discuss the process for creating it.


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