SeaWeeders

SeaWeederJoin 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:

May 8:  Jeff Moore of Solana Succulants will talk about his latest book, Soft Succulents, and his next to be published — about the sticky ones.  Plus, final planning for Fiesta Del Sol, May 19 and 20 and our shared booth with the SBC&HS.  We’ll have fun helping kids plant sunflowers and teaching them — and their parents — about toxin-free, “green” pest and weed management.

Our Post Office Mulching Party April 28 was a great success! After laying a carpet of newprint, we spread three yards of mulch about 3-inches thick around plants in the main portion of the sculpture garden.

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.