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:
Bulky-item + Pesticide Cleanup Day: October 6 at La Colonia
Please take advantage of the opportunity to unload unwanted pesticides and herbicides for FREE on October 6, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., at La Colonia Community Center. The tenacious SeaWeeders wedged this opportunity into the annual bulky item and e-waste event sponsored by the City of Solana Beach and funded by the the Regional Solid Waste Association (RSWA). Solana Center for Environmental Innovation is a co-sponsor.
To help with unloading, representatives from EDCO, the City’s curbside trash collector, and Philips Services Company (PSC), will be on hand. PSC provides Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection for the City. Acceptable bulky items include furniture, appliances, and electronic waste. Household hazardous waste drop-offs are limited to pesticides and herbicides.
Folk wisdom says that “the best fertilizers are the footsteps of the gardener in the garden.” It’s true: by getting close to your plants you can take note of their well-being. Some plants that appear to be in good shape from a distance, might, on closer inspection, be showing early signs of problem insects or mildew. A timely non-toxic treatment can prevent a small problem from becoming a big problem.
To learn more about non-toxic gardening and plant and pest identification, bring a photo or plastic bagged specimen to the SeaWeeder’s November 13th meeting. 6:30 pm at the Fletcher Cover Community Center, 133 Pacific Avenue in Solana Beach.
Below are photos of SeaWeeder volunteers helping to replant the Rios trailhead into the San Elijo Lagoon in February.