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TVGC Activities for October 2018

General Meeting
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 – 9:30 am
Temecula Community Recreation Center (CRC)
30875 Rancho Vista Road, Temecula, CA  92592
Guests are Welcome 

Program:  The Tree Whisperer      Speaker:  Gary Walker

Gary Walker, aka, the Tree Whisperer, has been passionately involved with Nature, and in particular trees, all his life.
A personal friend and student of Dr. Alex Shigo, the world's preeminent arborist,
Gary has been featured in both print and digital media and had his own radio show on trees and gardens.
His web site is: 

CGCI Floral Design Forum

October 1, 2018 12:30 pm
Shinoda Design Center,
 7170 Miramar Road, San Diego, CA 92121-2316
Barbara Weiler, Master NGC Flower Show Judge, award winning designer, teacher and Horticulturist.
Watch what she can put together for the Fall. She loves the Autumn color pallet.
Meet at 9:45 to carpool

Trips and Tours

October 17, 2018 - San Diego Botanic Garden 

We will be touring the San Diego Botanic Garden located on Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas, California.  
The garden includes rare bamboo groves, desert gardens, a tropical rainforest, California native plants,
Mediterranean climate landscapes, a subtropical fruit garden, nearly 4,000 varieties of tropical, subtropical, and California native plants.  
Meet at  9:00 am to carpool.
Lunch at Le Papagayo restaurant, 1002 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024.  lepapagayoleucadia.com

No trips are planned for November.

Riverside County Master Gardeners Upcoming Events

Click the link to see the October Master Gardener Events

Backyard Gardening Basics

In October, the UC Master Gardeners of Riverside County will be kicking off a series of gardening classes in Temecula for members of the public. 
Classes will be held on Mondays, October 8, 15, 22 & 29, from 10:00 am to noon. Space is limited to 40 students.
The cost for all 4 classes is $50, and that includes all materials.
(The tuition will go towards expenses and supporting the MGP. Master Gardeners are volunteers and are not paid for their time.)
Classes will be held at the Assistance League, 28720 Via Montezuma, Temecula, 92590. Advanced registration is required.

Here is the class schedule:

Week 1- The Basics: soil, water, sun, journal, gardening vocabulary, ants & Integrated Pest Management.
Week 2- Garden to Table: vegetables, fruits & herbs.

Week 3- Best Plants For Riverside County: drought tolerant & natives. 

Week 4- Putting It All Together: gardening design & resources.

Classes will be taught by Master Gardeners.
Each student will be given a binder, handouts, and a copy of Western Municipal Water District’s So Cal Yard Transformation book.
Light refreshment will be provided, and each class will feature a raffle for a plant from the MG Grow Lab.
Questions can be directed to Volunteer Services Coordinator Rosa Olaiz at 951-683-6491, ext. 230, or rmolaiz@ucanr.edu.

Master Gardeners Association of San Diego County Annual Fall Plant Sale
Saturday, September 22nd is our Fall Plant Sale Extravaganza! 
Casa Del Prado area of Balboa Park, 9 - 3

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

This event is held during the perfect planting season for those starting or supplementing a California native garden.
There will be California native plants of just about every description from grasses to trees and shrubs, perennials to annuals, and even some succulents and ferns. 

California native plants are optimal for saving water; attracting native birds, bees and butterflies; and preserving San Diego’s natural heritage. 

The sale will be held in the Balboa Park’s Theater Courtyard between the Casa Del Prado Theater and Casa Del Prado and
across from the West entrance of the San Diego Natural History Museum. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

* 300+ different species of California native plants
* 100+ different species of California native seeds and bulbs
* Books and merchandise for sale
* Members receive discount of 10% on all plants purchased
* Pre-ordering available through September 19 for members with a $125 or more purchase
* An Ask Me table of experts to answer your questions
* Two free afternoon workshop sessions: “What Do I Do Now – Now that I Have Purchased All of These Plants?”

For more information on the sale visit: cnpssd.org/events/fallplantsale18 
For questions, please contact Connie di Girolamo at plantsale@cnpssd.org or (619) 800-0898. 

FALL FUN FESTIVAL at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens 
October 20, 2018  9 - 3
Enjoy the scarecrow contest, performers, food and vendors, as well as plenty of family-friendly activities. 
PLANT SALE and Garden Advice from GrowGetters
For the schedule, go to:

San Diego Botanic Garden Annual Fall Plant Sale
Saturday & Sunday, October 20 & 21
Featuring a wide variety of unique, exotic and unusual plants you won’t find anywhere else!


San Diego Green Homes Tour
By San Diego U.S. Green Building Council Chapter
Sunday, October 21, 10 - 4.  Cost $15
On the self-guided, one-day tour, attendees may visit as many of the homes as they like,
meet with industry professionals and homeowners, and learn more about the latest green home design, construction and upgrade options.
Each eco-friendly project features innovative, high-performance design features including impact areas
such as energy and water conservation, harvesting rain water and grey water,
building materials, indoor air quality, landscaping and sustainable building sites.

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To view the "2017-18 Year in Review" Photo Presentation by Bob Boyd, go to

To view the "2016-17 Year in Review" Photo Presentation by Bob Boyd, go to

To view photos of the Flower Show and Sale, go to

Introducing New Invitation Card

for members to hand out to prospective new members

"a convenient tool to spread our seeds, cultivate our passion, and grow our membership"

---Bob Boyd, TVGC photographer