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:

Join the SeaWeeders Dec. 11 and make a holiday wreath

 Making your own holiday wreaths or table decorations is fun and easy. Join our Tuesday, Dec. 11 meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Fletcher Cove Community Center, 133 Pacific Avenue, to learn how.

Wreath forms, ribbons and evergreen and other plant cuttings will be available — feel free to bring trims for your garden to add to our pile!  All are invited, admission is free.

 

Sold out! The SeaWeeders’ helped place 350 beautiful Ecke Prestige Red poinsettias into neighborhood homes Dec. 1, incluthumbnailding about 50 sold at the Solana Beach Post Office. Proceeds from the annual fund-raiser are earmarked for new landscaping around the planned Fire Wall sculpture at the Fire Station. Pictured (L-R) are volunteers Andi MacLeod, Sandy Mills, Brian Fujita (our dedicated Post-Office landscape guru) and Kathleen Drummond. Katie Pelisek again organized the successful fund-raiser for the club.

Big Day for Bulky Waste and Pesticides!

Our SeaWeeders helped Solana Beach residents offload more than 700 pounds of unwanted pesticides and herbicides at the first Solana Beach Bulky Waste Cleanup Day to include this category of household hazardous waste. The garden club teamed with the City, its waste management vendors, and Solana Center for Environmental Innovation to sponsor the Oct. 6 event. It was so well received that discussion has begun about continuing, and perhaps even expanding options for hazardous waste drop-offs in future years.

 

Below are photos of SeaWeeder volunteers helping to replant the Rios trailhead into the San Elijo Lagoon in February.

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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.