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SeaWeeders Garden Club

SeaWeederKeeping Solana Beach beautiful for over 60 years!  

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 1953, 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:

  • Adding boulders and plants at El Viento pocket park, where a squad of 6th grade boys from Skyline Elementary School helped us lay 10 yards of mulch.
    SeaWeeders tend the Post Office sculpture garden
  • Partnering with artist Betsy Schulz on the new, native garden east of the Fire Wall sculpture at the Solana Beach Fire Station.
  • 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.
Native garden at the Fire Wall

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