Outdoor Events for Gardeners This Month

Where to Go to Work Your Green Thumb

September Garden CalendarWalk The Water Conservation Garden trails with a tour guide and see beautiful water-saving landscapes. Free hour-long tours begin promptly at 10:00 am on Saturday mornings in the Plaza. The next one is Sept. 1, thegarden.org for details.

Love a good good DIY project? Plan to attend the South Bay Botanic Garden’s Walks and Talks at Southwestern College at 2 p.m. on Sept. 8, to learn how to use common garden items and small pumps to create a cool water feature. The event is free, but a $3 donation is suggested, swccd.edu for more info.

Spend the evening of Sept. 10 (from 6-8:30 p.m.) with Mike Evans, owner of Tree of Life Nursery, at his workshop to get the details on California native plants, californianativeplants.com for more information and additional workshops.

Sign up for the seven-week Farming 101 course through Wild Willow Farm & Education Center starting Sept. 29, to gain a strong holistic understanding of soil, composting, bed building, propagation, irrigation, IPM (integrated pest management) and more. Classes meet twice a week, sandiegoroots.org for a complete schedule.

Do an Urban Adventure Quest through Balboa Park. For $49, go on a cultural journey to visit the art, architecture, theaters and hidden gardens of our iconic park, urbanadventurequest.com for more info.

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