Torrey Pines Landscape Company

Torrey Pines Landscape Company
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Torrey Pines Landscape Company's List for 'Horticultural Happenings' in June

 

Gardening in Small Spaces

Dates:  June 7 and 21
Time:  9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Discover how to grow your favorite plants successfully, whether they are roses and succulents or lettuce and tomatoes, on balconies and porches, in containers, on rocky hillsides or small plots of ground.
Even with limited space, with the right information about a plant’s sun, water and other requirements, your garden can flourish. Join the San Diego Floral Association for two informative and eye-opening sessions on gardening in small spaces. The instructor, Barbara Clark, will share photos of small gardens, artfully planted containers, and much more. She will also demonstrate how to grow plants in containers. Click here for more info

 

 Farm Tour Day

 Saturday, June 16  9:00 to 3:00

The 3rd annual San Diego County Farm Tour Day is happening, and you’re invited to spend the day touring up to eight extraordinary farms in San Diego’s North County! Tour the farms with the farmers and enjoy a rare opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at how your food and flowers are grown. Click here for more details and to register for this very unique event.

 

Old House Fair 2012

Saturday, June 16 10:00a to 4:00p
South Park, San Diego, CA

 The Old House Fair is a FREE day-long festival. Bring friends and family to enjoy festivities galore. Tours include free walking tours, a 1-hour Trolley Tour ($5, tickets at the festival), and the popular Historic Home Tour ($20). Click here for more info

from the office of Torrey Pines Landscape Co., Inc. 
www.tplandscape.com

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Community Service by Torrey Pines Landscape Company





The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, and to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.  ~Leo Rosten

Dave Telle and Bill Gutirrez were out again this weekend doing service at the Rose House Kinship Association Center. Over the past 3 years, Harry Thompson has donated the materials and Torrey Pines Landscape Company employees  have donated their time to help improve the grounds at the Center. We'd like to acknowledge the community spirit of Julio of Genesis Tree Services as well.

The Rose House Kinship Association Center is the only center in San Diego County providing support and services to kinship families (relatives raising a family member’s child, full-time). The overall goal of the Rose House is to provide children who are unable to live with their parents, and the family members who raise them, with high quality support and services, enhancing the overall stability and health of the kinship families. Raising another family member’s child is often overwhelming, stressful and complicated. Kinship services are critical to keeping children with family, rather than adding them to the growing number in the foster care system. The Rose House provides kinship families with legal services, support groups, trainings, case management, childcare, recreational activities, counseling and health and fitness programs.

According to the 2000 U.S. Census, 4.5 million children are raised by more than 2 million grandparents, and other relatives are raising an additional 1.5 million children. The phenomenon of relative care giving transcends all socioeconomic groups, geographic areas and ethnicity. The experience of grandparents and other relatives raising children is nothing new. However, over the last 25 years, the number of children raised by someone other than a parent has drastically increased. In California, there are 953,000 children living in relative care. In San Diego County, 21,244 grandparents are raising a grandchild full-time.

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It's not.  ~Dr. Seuss

Interested in Donating
You may contact them at the address or phone number below to make arrangements to contribute to:
The Rose House Kinship Association Center
1863 Dehesa Rd.
El Cajon, CA 92019
Phone: 619-447-5004


Friday, May 18, 2012

Community Garden Workshops - Get your Hands Dirty



 May 19 "Celebrating Community Gardens from the Ground Up" Event

 COMMUNITY GARDENS WORKSHOPS
11:00AM-1:00PM — MAKE YOUR OWN SPRING ROLLS WITH FOOD FROM THE GARDEN Ongoing
Learn how to make your own spring rolls using food from the garden. Materials/food fee: $5.00, Joni Gabriel and Suzie Vasquez.  Location:  Food Service
11:00AM-12:00PM –  PREPPING YOUR ORGANIC GARDEN
Joyce will demonstrate how to prepare and plant your garden bed for success. Joyce Gemmell, San Diego Master Gardener and author of Joyce Gemmell’s Planting Guide.  Location: Old Volleyball Court (across from the Vendors)
11:00AM-12:00PM — COMPOSTING FOR THE HOME GARDENER
This workshop is for the home gardener who wants to help the environment by keeping waste out of the landfill and creating compost for their garden.Charles Anacker, Master Composter.  Location: Classroom 2
12:00PM-12:30PM — BACKYARD CHICKENS
Chickens provide many benefits to the sustainable household. Learn the benefits of home grown fresh organic eggs and what it takes to care for chickens.  Chris and Ted Snyder, Green Planet.  Location: Patio
12:00PM-12:45PM — SUMMER FRUIT TREE CARE
Ben will cover the essentials of caring for your fruit trees during the summer months.  Ben Kotnik, San Diego Chapter, California Rare Fruit Growers.  Location: Sanctuary
12:00PM-1:00PM — LET YOUR CREATIVITY IN THE KITCHEN FLOW
Discover new dimensions for adding flair to local foods and simple, healthy tips for dressings, dips, and more.  Jennifer Joe, MA in Integrative Health whose family ran a local restaurant that operated for 53 years.  Location: Classroom 1
12:00PM-1:00PM — EASY HANDS-ON SUMMER GARDEN PLANTING
(for kids and adults)–Learn by doing: Planning, Easy soil prep, plant veggie starts and seeds, veggie companions, plants need food, too, water saving techniques, document everything. TLC Volunteers.  Location: The Garden (by the toolshed)
12:30PM to 1:15PM — VERMICULTURE
Everything you wanted to know about worm composting.  Diane Hollister, organic gardener and Master Composter, graduate of the UC Santa Cruz Organic Farming Internship.  Location: Classroom 2
1:00PM-2:00PM — HOW TO START AND MAINTAIN A COMMUNITY GARDEN
Finding land, organizing a leadership team, discovering community assets, designing the garden, developing garden policies, finding building help, blessings and trials. Harry Watkins, Professor of Strategy and Sustainability, Pt. Loma Nazarene University.  Location: Sanctuary
1:15PM-2:15PM — COOKING DEMO WITH PAUL MASCHKA
Paul will be demonstrating how easy it is to whip up something amazing from your garden any time of the year. Samples will be served. Paul is the Lead Farmer and Farm Instructor at Seeds @ City.  Location: Classroom 1
2:00PM-2:30PM — GROWING GIGANTIC BLUEBERRIES IN SAN DIEGO
April Bright, MIH, San Diego Edible Society.  Location: Classroom 2
2:00PM-2:45PM — MAKE YOUR OWN MINI-WORM BIN
Family workshop appropriate for all ages.  $20 materials fee.  TLC Giving Garden Volunteers. Location: Craft Corner (near the Greenhouses)
2:15PM-3:15PM — COMMUNITY GARDEN ROUNDTABLE
The good, the bad and the ugly- a conversation with members of recently stated gardens.  Harry Watkins and Judy Jacoby, SDCGN.  Location: Sanctuary
3:00PM-4:00PM — WATER HARVESTING STRATEGIES
How to divert greywater, capture rainwater and build earthworks for a healthy and vibrant landscape.  Candace Vanderhoff, Owner, RainThanks and Greywater.  Location: Classroom 2
3:30PM-4:30PM — LANDSCAPING WITH HERBS
Discover landscape plants that not only work well in our southern California environment, but are also harvestable for medicinal teas, salads, and spices.  Charlotte Tenney, Masters in Integrative Health, Herbalist and “Trees for Health” Arboretum Coordinator.  Location:  Sanctuary
4:00PM-5:00PM — BUILDING HEALTHY SOIL AND CHOOSING IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN
Wayne Williams, Agricultural Advisor. Location: Old Volleyball Court (across from the Vendors)
4:15PM-5:00PM — WASTE EDUCATION AND COMPOST CARE
Learn about conducting a school waste audit, scavenging for your garden and compost, great free learning projects and how to care for your compost.  Mindy Swanson, Garden Educator and Composting Renegade.  Location: Classroom 2

ONGOING THROUGHOUT THE DAY
GARDEN CRAFTS
Materials fee: 3 crafts for $10,  TLC Volunteers. Location: Craft Area
GARDEN TOURS:  Meet at the Greenhouses at 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30.

For more info and to register click here  

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