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Valentine’s Day R- Charity Ranch Fundraiser Event

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Saturday 12pm- 3pm Feb. 14th
Games, food & fun! Come support our community & meet the animals.
RSVP

13924 Campo Rd., Jamul, Ca. 91935

Learn More About R-Charity Ranch at:

Prayer’s for Kylie Candlelight Prayer Circle 2-5-15

Kylie, 2 Years Old Battling Cancer, Asks for Your Prayers

Kylie is a 2 year old, beautiful little girls from our neighboring community, Alpine.  She was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma at 19 months old and has been battling this terrible disease for a year now.  You may have seen her story, but if you haven’t I will share the links to her social media pages below.  Recently, her parents were give terrible news.  The Doctors told Kylie’s parents that the cancer has overrun her little body and that she has only a few weeks left to live at most.  Her family asks for prayers, prayers for a miracle, prayers for her recovery.

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“Anyone who has followed Kylie’s journey understands why she has captured the hearts of so many.  She has fought so hard, and unfortunately hit every bump in the road along the way. The fact that Kylie is here with us today is a miracle in itself. Her families unwavering faith is truly beautiful and admirable. Kylie’s Neuroblastoma has sadly taken over her little body and her parents were given the unfathomable news that their little girl has only a few weeks, at most, left on this earth. Let’s flood heaven with prayers for this sweet baby girl and her family. We are holding a prayer circle tomorrow, Feb. 5th, at 6pm, at El Capitan High School. We want everyone and anyone who loves this little girl, like we do, to come pray with us. Wear pink if you can, we hope to see you there.”

Team Parker for Life is inviting the community and all who wish to join them, for a candleight prayer circle in honor of Kylie Rowand on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 6pm in the El Capitan High School Parking Lot. DON’T FORGET TO WEAR PINK! For more info please contact the Team Parker For life Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TeamParker4Life

Here are the links to Kylie’s Facebook, website, and GoFundMe pages where you can read more about Kylie’s story:

https://www.facebook.com/prayersforkylie1

http://www.prayersforkylie.com/

http://www.gofundme.com/Prayers-for-Kylie

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February 2015 Events at the Water Conservation Garden

The Water Conservation Offers Fun Events this Month!

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Coping with the Drought
 
Make the most of San Diego’s limited water supply by saving water every day.  Learn about restrictions in your area and the many ways to save water at
For additional water saving tips and rebate information, visit www.bewaterwise.com

Hillside landscaping

Hillside Gardening
Saturday, February 7, 10:00am – 12 noon
Yes, you CAN have a lovely garden on a hillside! Professional landscape designer Connie Beck teaches you the tricks of planting on a slope.
Members Free, $10 Non-Members

Pre-registration required for all participants at www.thegarden.org or 619-660-0614 x10. 

 

Garden Design
Saturday, February 28, 10:00am -12 noon
Do you have a new landscape in mind, but aren’t sure how to begin? Landscape designer Connie Beck shares her process for creating a landscape design from the ground up. Learn about design, irrigation, plant selection, and maintenance. Members Free, $10 Non-Members
Pre-registration required for all participants at www.thegarden.org or 619-660-0614 x10. 

ONGOING PROGRAMS
  • Free Docent-Led Tours, Saturdays, 10:30am.  Meet at Garden’s front gate.  
  • Professional Landscape Design Consultations
    Call 619-660-0614 x10 for appointment availability, designer information and reservations.
  • Garden Membership has a multitude of benefits!  For information on becoming a member, click MEMBERSHIP

New in the Gift Shop…Corx Jewelry!
Uniquely beautiful, and eco-friendly, Corx accessories are made without harming cork trees, animals or the environment.  Thin sheets of cork are hand sewn together and the bracelets are made one at a time in small shops throughout the cork growing region of Portugal.
Available in 7 ¼” and 7 ¾” sizes. Shop early as in-stock inventory is limited.  Special orders are available. Order by Feb. 7 for arrival in time for Valentine’s Day.
Price range:  $40-$60.
The Gift Shop is open 9am-4pm daily. 

February is Museum Month!
Beginning, February 1, pick-up a FREE Museum Month Pass at any Macy’s in the San Diego, Imperial Valley or Temecula area to receive half-price admission at 45 participating San Diego County Museums plus a special Macy’s discount offer ($10 off $30 purchase).
An online printable version of the Pass is also available at www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org from Feb. 1-8.
Save the Date! TOMATOMANIA!  
Saturday, March 14, 9:00am-3:00pm

Join California’s largest tomato seedling sale featuring hundreds of heirloom and hybrid tomato varieties, expert advice, and the accessories you’ll want to grow great-tasting tomatoes in your own backyard. It’s a crazy celebration of America’s favorite garden vegetable!
Learn to grow perfect heirloom tomatoes by attending a presentation at 10am or 1pm.
FREE admission to the event, with nominal presentation fee: $5 Garden Members;
$10 Non-Members.
Presentation seating is limited.  Reserve your tickets at PRESENTATIONS .

Save the Date!  2nd Annual Butterfly Festival
Saturday, May 9, 9:00am-3:00pm
 
The Garden celebrates the start of butterfly season and the re-opening of the Dorcas E. Utter Memorial Butterfly Pavilion at our annual Butterfly Festival! Interact with butterflies, learn about their life cycle, and find out how to create a home butterfly garden of your very own.  Plus, kids can join the “Pollinator Party” dressed as their favorite pollinator!  Admission: $5 (18+ years); $1 (3-17 years); Garden Members Free. Free Parking

The Water Conservation Garden  
12122 Cuyamaca College Dr. W
El Cajon, CA 92019
619-660-0614  

www.thegarden.org

 
The Water Conservation Garden is a 501(c)(3) not-forprofit organization, Federal Tax ID# 20-4395919.

Cuyamaca College Water Conservation Garden Events – Winter/Spring 2015

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Water Conservation Garden Winter/Spring 2015 Calendar of Events Featuring:
Rainwater Harvesting and Grey Water, Irrigation 101, TOMATOMANIA!, and the Butterfly Festival.
 
Rancho San Diego, CA—The Water Conservation Garden invites the public to enjoy its 2015 winter/spring classes and events.  Gardening classes taught by experts help residents save water and money by focusing on water-smart landscaping techniques and plants.  PRE-REGISTRATION required for all class participants at www.thegarden.org or by calling 619-660-0614 x10.
 
JANUARY
 
Rainwater Harvesting and Grey Water
Saturday, January 10th, 10:00am – 12 noon
Every drop counts! Candace Vanderhoff, architect and owner of “RainThanks and Greywater”,
demonstrates the ease of use and money-saving potential of grey water and rain harvesting systems.
Members Free, $10 Non-Members
 
The Dirt on Dirt
Saturday, January 17th, 10:00am –12 noon
Important to the success of all landscapes and gardens is the soil. Join Harold Bailey, aka “Dirty Harry”,
for a hands-on workshop to learn how to test your soil, how to prepare it for planting, and the proper use
of fertilizers. Members Free, $10 Non-Members
 
FREE Class!  How to Hire a Landscape Contractor and Save $$$
Saturday, January 24th, 10:00am –12 noon
Join Education Director, Pam Meisner, (Ms. Smarty-Plants™) for an informative, common-sense approach
to hiring a landscape professional. You’ll learn which questions to ask, how to properly plan, and receive
money-saving tips too! Class made possible by the San Diego County Watershed Protection Program.
 
Spring Docent Training Program
Two Saturdays: January 24th & 31st or April 18th & May 2nd, 12:30pm
Utilize your skills and talents to contribute to The Garden’s success! There are many ways to get
involved and wonderful new people to meet. Applicants to the docent training program must be
current members of The Garden to participate. To register, please contact Pam Meisner, Education
Director, at pam@thegarden.org or 619-660-0614 x13.
 
Home Compost Workshop
Saturday, January 31st, 10:00am –12 noon
Learn the basics of composting, how to compost with worms, and how to save water in the process
with The Solana Center for Environmental Innovation’s FREE workshop at The Garden! Compost bins will
be on sale with subsidized prices for Unincorporated County residents. Cash or check only. Limited to
20 participants. Register at www.solanacenter.org or call (760) 436-7986 x222.
 
FEBRUARY
Hillside Gardening
Saturday, February 7th, 10:00am – 12 noon
Yes, you CAN have a lovely garden on a hillside! Professional landscape designer Connie Beck teaches
you the tricks of planting on a slope.  Members Free, $10 Non-Members
 
Garden Design
Saturday, February 28th, 10:00am – 12 noon
Not sure where to start? Landscape Designer Connie Beck shares her process for creating a landscape
design from the ground up. Learn about design, irrigation, plant selection, and maintenance.
Members Free, $10 Non-Members
 
MARCH
TOMATOMANIA!
Saturday, March 14th, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Join California’s largest tomato seedling sale featuring hundreds of heirloom and hybrid tomato
varieties, expert advice, and the accessories you’ll want to grow great-tasting tomatoes in your own
backyard. It’s a crazy celebration of America’s favorite garden vegetable! Free admission to the event
with a nominal charge for presentations: $5 Garden Members; $10 Non-Members.
 
The Protea Species: Exotic Options for Drought-Tolerant Gardens
Saturday, March 28th, 10:00am – 12 noon
Walter Parkola, owner of Blossom Valley Protea, will take you on a morning tour that showcases the
protea and grevillea species on display at The Garden. A limited number of beautiful, high-quality
plants will be available for purchase after class.  Members Free, $10 Non-Members
 
APRIL
Irrigation 101
Saturday, April 4th, 10:00am – 12 noon
Tune up your existing irrigation system to help it save you money! Steve Sherman, with California
Landscape Technologies, offers tips for retrofitting existing systems and installing a basic drip system.
Great for the irrigation challenged! Members Free, $10 Non-Members
 
Garden Photography
Saturday, April 11th, 10:00am –12 noon
Ever wonder how those nature photographers get just the right shot? Join Harold Bailey as he shows you the
tricks of the trade for capturing beautiful images around The Garden including inside the new Butterfly Pavilion!  You will explore composition, exposure, lighting, and more. Recommended equipment: camera (any type), tripod, spare batteries and a piece of black cloth 3′ x 3′. *A few loaner cameras, tripods and miscellaneous lighting equipment will be available. Limited to 15 participants. Members Free, $10 Non-Members
 
Spring Garden Festival
Saturday, April 25th, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Cuyamaca College hosts this annual celebration of spring with activities for the entire family and a
bountiful plant sale. The Garden and The Heritage of the Americas Museum join in the fun and welcome
visitors throughout the day. Details at www.cuyamaca.edu/springfest/2015/ .
 
Butterfly Festival
Saturday, May 9th, 9:00am – 4:00pm
The Garden celebrates the re-opening of butterfly season and the Dorcas E. Utter Memorial Butterfly
Pavilion at our annual Butterfly Festival! Interact with butterflies, learn about their life cycle, and find
out how to create a home butterfly garden of your very own. More details to come!
Admission: $5 (18+ years); $1 (3-17 years); Garden Members Free. Free Parking
 
ONGOING EVENTS
Dorcas E. Utter Memorial Butterfly Pavilion
Visit the NEW Butterfly Pavilion for butterfly encounters through September 30.  Admission: $5 (12+ years); $3 (5-11 years); Garden Members FREE
 
Ask the Designer:  Professional Landscape Design Consultations
The Water Conservation Garden offers 45-minute landscape design consultation services. A professional landscape designer who focuses on drought tolerant landscapes will meet with you, one-on-one. You will leave with a design plan and a list of suggested plants.  Bring a photo of your house and area you want redesigned, the dimensions of the space and photos of designs styles you like.  Call 619-660-0614 ext. 10 to schedule.  $60 Members, $75 non-Members.
 
Free Docent Led Tours
Saturdays at 10:30am
Enjoy an informative walk through The Garden with one of our knowledgeable docents to hear what makes our garden special, and be inspired to create a water-wise landscape of your own.  Check our website for monthly  themed tours.
 
Special Access Tour
Every Third Sunday at 9:30am
This special tour is offered monthly for individuals who may have difficulty navigating the terrain of the Garden. Explore the Garden from the comfort of the Verbeck Shuttle with one of the Garden’s staff members. This tour seats 4-5 people. Reservations are required; please call 619-660-6841. FREE.
 
Ms. Smarty-Plants School Tours and Assembly Program
Calling all kid groups!  Join Ms. Smarty-Plants™ as she takes you on a magical, fun and interactive journey through plant adaptations, the water cycle, conservation and much more.   Become a Ms. Smarty-Plants™ Earth Hero!  To book an educational tour of The Garden or a school assembly program, contact Education Assistant Jillian Chu at 619-660-6841 x16. 
 
 
About the Water Conservation Garden;
Opened in 1999, the Garden is dedicated to promoting water conservation in the southern California landscape through excellent exhibits and programs that educate and inspire the public.  The Garden is supported by memberships, donations, grants, and support from Helix Water District, Otay Water District, Sweetwater Authority, City of San Diego and the San Diego County Water Authority.  For more information, please visit www.thegarden.org or call 619-660-0614×10.

Cuyamaca College Water Conservation Garden Events – November 2014

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What’s in Bloom at The Garden? 
There is always something lovely blooming or fruiting at The Garden. Stroll around to find this month’s pick:

 

Cape Honeysuckle

(Tecoma capensis)
  • Large scrambling shrub from South Africa that blooms from summer until December (possibly through winter in mild coastal conditions)
  • One of most versatile and drought tolerant shrubs for Southern California gardens
  • Grows up to 10 feet tall and wide and can be easily shaped into a box hedge or up a wall as an espalier
  • Letting woody shrubs like this grow up into the lower limbs of tall trees is a great low-water trick for achieving a tropical effect.

 

Bulbs, Beautiful Bulbs 

Saturday, November 8th (10am-12 noon)
Join The Garden’s Director of Horticulture and Exhibits, Clayton Tschudy, in an exploration of bulbs from Mediterranean climates around the world. Help plant Pacific Coast Iris in The Garden’s meadow exhibit, and learn how to divide iris corms for replanting. Please wear appropriate attire for the planting experience. 
Members Free, $10 Non-Members
Pre-registration required for all attendees at 619-660-0614 x10,
or www.thegarden.org.

FREE Garden Tours  
Every Saturday, 10:30am
Tour the charming Water Conservation Garden with a knowledgeable docent to hear what makes our garden special. Be inspired to create a water-wise landscape of your own.
Pre-registration NOT required. Meet at The Garden’s front entrance.

  
Jingle Paws Walk for Animals  
Saturday, December 6
Registration: 8am; Walk Starts at 9am
Enjoy The Garden with your pet while also supporting the ACES Foundation. Activities include a 5K walk, doggie vendors and a silent auction. Get your holiday photo taken with Santa!
Online Registration Available. Learn More Here.

New In the Gift Shop! 
Cork Bracelets from Corx
Made with cork from cork oak trees, these beautiful bracelets come in many different styles with magnetic clasps adding to the flare. The best part? The cork is sustainable and the process does not stress the trees in any way.

Save the Date
Holiday Open House!
 
Saturday, December 6
Pick up great hostess and holiday gifts, check out new inventory and enjoy surprise discounts at our Gift Shop Holiday Open House.