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Presented by Misti Washington Gourd & Basket Guild
Sponsored by the San Diego Botanic Garden

At our 2017 conference, instructors from around the country will meet in the San Diego,
California area to share their expertise with students in both traditional and new,
innovative basketry techniques, and in gourd art crafting. There will be classes with the
beginner in mind as well as the more advanced student.

The conference will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8:00 am through Sunday, May 7th
at 4:00 pm at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas, CA,
92024. Registration is $45 per day for garden and guild members and $55 per day for
non-members. Late fee is $5 if postmarked after February 28, 2017. Class fees vary
based on instructors materials and preparation fees. Information and registration forms
can be found at

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The “5K Paw Walk in the Garden
” One for the Thumb (if they had thumbs.)
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Encinitas, CA -- There’s an old saying about having done something four times and needing “One for the Thumb.” Here it is! The Fifth annual “5K Paw Walk in the Garden” will take place on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 8 AM until noon. Your Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) and the San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) are joining paws to raise funds that support people, plants, and pets.
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Garden Tapestries
Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Center, Giza, Egypt
At San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas

January 14, 2017 – March 31, 2017
Daily 9 am – 5 pm . Ecke Building

For the first time worldwide, the garden-themed tapestries from the Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre in Egypt will be on display at a prominent public garden, the San Diego Botanic Garden located in Encinitas.  The Egyptian artists vividly celebrate the flowers of the desert, villages and Nile River in their work – many of which can be seen January 14 – March 31, 2017 from 9 am – 5 pm at the San Diego Botanic Garden.
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February 2017 Events & Classes
Free with paid admission or membership.
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January 2017 Events & Classes
Free with paid admission or membership.
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