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March 18, 2018

One of the best parts of backyard living in the warmer months is all the potential for bird watching that comes with it. You may have even installed a bird feeder in your garden in an attempt to attract more birds to your property. But did you know, your home poses dangerous risks to the birds that...

After years of effort, Encinitas Community Garden begins to sprout

Peppers are growing at the new Encinitas Community Garden, pictured Oct. 15. After years of work, organizers celebrated the garden’s grand opening Oct. 3. (Photo by Susan Whaley)

Susan Whaley

October 18, 2015

Encinitas resident Liza Blue pushed a wheel barrel full of veggies to a raised garden bed she leases. She was on her way to pick up her kids that afternoon but stopped by the newly opened Encinitas Community Garden to do some work first. It’s a learning process, she said, as she was putting in...

ENCINITAS: Garden has special offer for military through Sept. 7

San Diego Botanic Garden. (Courtesy photo)

August 25, 2015

ENCINITAS — The San Diego Botanic Garden invites active-duty military, National Guard and Reserve members and their families to take advantage of the final two weeks of the Blue Star Museum program. The garden is offering free admission to military members through Labor Day, Sept. 7. The garden participates...

Cool on the Coast: Stage some summer fun in July

Layla Marino

July 16, 2015

In July, San Diego reaches a fever pitch for events, especially with the opening of the Del Mar races and, of course, Comic-Con. Residents and tourists alike are bound to easily find these big three events, but what about the events on the North Coast that are a bit off the beaten racetrack, so to speak...

San Elijo Lagoon nursery effort gets $8K boost from Garden Club

The San Elijo Lagoon is pictured in January looking north from the gateway of former settling ponds. (Courtesy photo by Janie DeCelles)

North Coast Current

June 2, 2015

The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy’s effort to build a native plant nursery received a boost recently in the form of an $8,000 grant from the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club. The Garden Club doled out $50,000 worth of grants May 28 to 11 organizations, from the conservancy and San Diego Botanic Garden...

ENCINITAS: Botanic Garden hosts Family Fun Nights through Aug. 27

San Diego Botanic Garden. (Courtesy photo)

May 26, 2015

ENCINITAS — The San Diego Botanic Garden offers Family Fun Nights 4:30-8 p.m May 28 through Aug. 27, excluding July 2. On Thursdays 6-7 p.m., Hamilton Children’s Garden will be the site of live, child-friendly entertainment including San Diego’s Hullabaloo kicking off the series on May 28. The...

Cool on the Coast: Jazz, poetry, throw-down round out May

May 14, 2015

As we close in on summer on the North County coast, May has a wealth of diverse and interesting things to do. Jazz, chocolate, literary lectures and more will keep you entertained in coastal North County all month long. Belly Up, Solana Beach: This month, San Diego County’s premier rock hot spot ...

Cool on the Coast: Belly Up brings in big alternative acts for April; month offers variety of events

Layla Marino

April 7, 2015

With spring definitely sprung, April may not bring many showers in San Diego, but the North Coast still has lots of spring activities, concerts and fun for residents and those venturing to the area to cool off with the ocean and its breeze. With the ubiquitous amazing lineup or talent at the Belly Up,...

ENCINITAS: Citrus tree care workshop March 22

March 9, 2014

ENCINITAS — The Ocean Knoll School farm offers a garden education workshop March 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sustainable-gardening expert Paul Maschka will present a class in citrus and tropical fruit tree care. The workshop is part of a free educational series underwritten by the Healthy Day P...

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