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SPECIAL EVENTS

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Photo Contest
San Diego Botanic Garden’s 2015 calendar will feature spectacular moments in the Garden captured by you. Everyone is invited to submit their photos to be considered for inclusion. Each participant will be allowed to enter up to three photos for consideration. The photos must be taken in San Diego Botanic Garden. Each photo must be accompanied by a one sentence description of the photo along with the date and location the photo was taken.

Deadline August 15, 2014. Download Requirements and Entry Form Here.


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Classes

For further information, call 760/ 436-3036 x201

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2014

     
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Stress Management and Healing Classes
Thursday 31, August 14 & 28,
September 11 & 25, 5:30 – 7:30 pm


Learn to reduce stress and release daily tension with Reiki Master Mary-Joy Neuru in the beautiful environment of the Walled Garden. Six bi-weekly classes will incorporate education, meditation, relaxation and healing exercises using Usui Reiki and Alchemy Singing Bowls. Each class will focus on one or two chakras, starting with information about the specific chakra and exploring reasons why energy gets stuck in the body. For more information, visit ReikiDanceIntl.com
Instructor: Mary-Joy Neuru

Cost: Members $30, Non-members $36 per class or
$150/$180 for the series of six classes.
Register one week prior to the date you would like to attend.



July 31
August 14
August 28
September 11
September 28
     
SDBG Class   Pen and Ink for Botanical Illustration
A Two-Day Workshop
Saturday, August 9 and
Sunday, August 10, 9:30 am – 4 pm


This class will cover the different techniques used to convey shading, the importance of using different line weights and choosing the appropriate paper. The class will focus on the legume family with a short lecture of the diagnostic characters given by instructor Lesley Randall. Students may select to draw a plant from any of the many families displayed in the Garden. All levels of experience are welcome.The class is presented by the San Diego Botanic Garden with the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California.

Cost: SDBG and BAGSC Members $200, Non-members $220.
A materials list will be sent upon registration. Register by August 1.
Two-Day Workshop


     
SDBG Class   Making Native American Flutes – Adults
Saturday, August 17, 10 am – 1 pm

Build an end-blown flute made of bamboo. Prepare, sand, and paint a flute with natural pigment paints made at the workshop. Each student will learn how to create music on their flute.
Instructor: Martin Espino

Cost: Members $70, Non-members $84.
Materials fee paid to instructor: $25.
Register by August 8.
Native American Flutes
     
SDBG Class   Build Your Own Hydroponic Fall Garden
August 30, 9 am – 12 pm

Learn the principles of the hydroponic wick method by building your own sustainable garden to take home.
Instructor: Alex Kallas of AGPALS

Cost: Members $75, Non-members $90.
Fee includes materials.
Register by August 22.

Fall Garden
     
SDBG Class   Cooking Class with Chef Elizabeth,
the Opera Singing Chef
Sizzling Sides from your Garden

Saturday, August 30, 2 – 4:30pm

It’s always nice to get new recipes to use with your garden harvested veggies. Asparagus en Croute with a Lemon Tarragon Sauce. Asian Braised String Beans. Black-Eyed Pea Salad with Bacon and Mustard Vinaigrette and for a little something sweet, Apple Cake with Pinot Grigio and Chipotle. Tastings and recipes offered for each dish taught.
Instructor: Chef Elizabeth

Cost: Members $30, Non-members $36.
Register by August 22.
Sizzling Sides from your Garden
     
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WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Series: Saving Water One Zone at a Time
Saturdays, August 30, September 13,
September 27, and October 11


San Diego Botanic Garden, San Diego County Water Authority, and DeLorenzo International are teaming up to offer a WaterSmart Landscape Workshop Series. This FREE series is designed to provide homeowners with a comprehensive overview and the basic skills necessary for the successful conversion of a traditional turf yard in to a WaterSmart Landscape.

To register, please contact Angela Benson of DeLorenzo International at
619/ 295–5115 x221 or via email at abenson@delorenzo-intl.com.

     
SDBG Class   Compost Workshops
Saturday, September 13, 10 am – 12 pm
Presented by the Solana Center for Recycling

Students will learn the basics of backyard composting and vermicomposting (composting with worms).  Using trial-tested advice and demonstrations, our expert educators will teach you all you need to know to get started with a bin that fits your needs and lifestyle. To register, visit solanacenter.org.

Cost: Free with paid admission or membership.
     
SDBG Class   New Plants for Southern California
Saturday, September 20, 10 am – 12 pm

Wendy Proud of Mountain States Wholesale Nursery will introduce you to some exciting plants for our dry Southern California landscapes. New to Southern California, these plants have been used in low-water areas like Arizona. Plant sale will follow her presentation.
Instructor: Wendy Proud, Mountain States Wholesale Nursery

Cost: Members $10, Non-members $12.
Register by September 12.
New Plants for Southern California
     
SDBG Class   Photo Workshop - Focus on Orchids
Saturday, September 20, 9 am – 1 pm

Bob Bretell has been shooting orchids for 20 years and will demystify the frustrations many camera enthusiasts have capturing these exotic flowers on digital. During this workshop, you will learn how to look for and create the “sweet light” that will make your photos jump off the page. All levels are welcome.
Instructor: Bob Bretell

Cost: Members $59, Non-members $71.
Register by September 12
Focus on Orchids
     
SDBG Class   Succulent Wreath Class
Tuesday, September 16, 9 am – 2 pm

Take home a beautiful succulent wreath that you make yourself. Taught by the San Diego Botanic Garden’s Wreath Team.

Cost: Members $60, Non-members $72. Fee includes materials.
Register by September 5.
Succulent Wreath Class
     
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  Classes For Youth
     
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Youth Photography Camp

Session I: August 4 – 8
9:30 – 11:30 am • Grades 3 – 5
Please contact Victoria Johnson at
760/ 436-3036, x201 if interested in this camp.


Session II: August 11 – 15
9:30 – 11:30 am • Grades 6 – 8


Professional photographer, Jennifer Nelson, will be leading this camp with an eye toward appreciating the beauty around us. Students will go out and shoot each day and practice lighting, composition, portrait photography and center of interest techniques. Photographs will be critiqued the next day.
A portfolio will be compiled of the week’s work.

As students wander through the Garden, Jennifer will point out particular aspects of their surroundings and teach how to watch and listen for native life. As a special treat, she will focus on and demonstrate the wonders of the butterfly cycle.

Cost: Members $164, non-members $197
Register by: August 1 Session II

 

Session II: August 11 – 15
 
     
     
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Bloomers & Zoomers
Ages 7 – 13
Drawing and printing plants and their pollinators
Saturdays August 9, 16, 23
9 – 11 am

Design and print your own botanical T-shirt! We’ll take field trips around the garden looking for plants and flying creatures to draw. Later we’ll make hand cut and photo stencils to transfer your drawing onto a T-shirt for you to take home. The class includes three sections: pencil, ink and printmaking. Using pencil and ink we’ll translate what we see into a screen print that’ll go onto your T shirt. Each participant will take home a shirt printed with their design - plus one with the work of the whole class.Instructor: Dale McLeod, retired high school Graphic Arts Teacher

SDBG Class

Cost for three sessions: Members $75, Non-members $90.
Materials fee paid directly to the instructor: $10
Register by August 1.

Bloomers & Zoomers
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Making Native American Flute - Youth
Children (8 – 16 years)
Saturday, August 17
1– 4 pm

pmMake a traditional Native American-style, end-blown flute from bamboo that is easy to play. Learn to decorate the flute, sand it, play it, and even create your own music.Instructor: Martin Espino

SDBG Class

Cost: Members $50, Non-members $60.
Materials fee paid directly to the instructor: $20.
Register by August 8.

Making Native American Flute
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