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:

Keeping Solana Beach beautiful

Join the SeaWeeders at 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month for landscape care at the Solana Beach Post Office.  Or stop by the Coastal Rail Trail, across from City Hall, on Tuesday mornings and Thursdays at 1 p.m. to help tend the community garden there.

On April 9, 6:30 p.m., join the SeaWeeders to learn about our many new projects, including a native demonstration garden near the new Fire Wall sculpture  at the Solana Beach Fire Station, upgrades at the El Viento pocket park, and planning for Fiesta Del Sol.  In addition, Heather Hough, educator at the Boys & Girls Club garden at La Colonia Community Center and Park, will share her experience with permaculture land design at Hedonisia, near Puna, on the Big Island of Hawaii.

On April 12, 5 to 7 p.m., representatives from the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy will share plans for the Harbaugh Seaside Trails, now under development, as well progress on the massive lagoon restoration project (one of the largest wetland restorations on the West Coast), and their award-winning Cardiff Living Shoreline Project to revive area dunes. This meeting is the monthly general meeting of the Solana Beach Civic & Historical Society, parent organization of the SeaWeeders.

Both meetings will be at the Fletcher Cove Community Center, 133 Pacific Ave., Solana Beach. Visitors are welcomed; admission is free.

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