American Insectaries, Inc.,
30805 Rodriguez Rd., Escondido, CA 92026-5312
Source for beneficial insects
Buena Creek Gardens
Local nursery with bird and butterfly demonstration garden with over 600 different plants. Following link is their article on attracting birds and butterflies to your garden.
The Birds, Butterflies, Herps, & Dragonflies of San Diego County
Extensive photo galleries with San Diego bird and butterflies photographs
California Native Plant Society, San Diego Chapter
Dedicated to promoting the use of California native plants in the landscape and teaching workshops for students and teachers.
California Rare Fruit Growers
City Farmers Nursery
San Diego garden center and source for hydroponic supplies
CHIRP for Garden Wildlife
Suggested plant list to attract birds and butterflies to the garden.
Cuyamaca College Water Conservation Garden
Visit the xeriscape demonstration garden, look at state-of-the art irrigation systems, drought tolerant plants and turf varieties.
Del Mar Fair, Plant-Grow-Eat program
Grades K-6 participate by growing different seed varieties; field trip to the fair is arranged for plant judging.
(858) 755-1161 x2407
Teachers can use the EarthBox and its accompanying curriculum to teach cross-curriculum, standards-based lessons that excite students and engage them in hands-on activities
Sell a variety of garden markers
Trained docents act as tour guides at the Flower Fields and travel to schools to teach growing methods of bulbs and flowers.
Fruit Tree Planting Foundation
to planting edible, fruitful trees and
plants to benefit schools and improve the
surrounding air, soil, and water.
Green Machine, San Diego County Office
Fee Based Training - Instructors visit
elementary schools to teach children about
food sources, soil, pest management, and the water cycle. Help is
offered on starting a garden.
Local supplier of hydroponic products
Click on Hydroponics Online School on their
main menu for detailed instructions to
create a hydroponic garden.
IGS Hydroponics Supplies
Local supplier of hydroponic products.
Includes detailed instructions and information
in their hydro 101 section
National Council for Therapy and Rehabilitation
9041 Comprint Court, Suite 103
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Promotes use of horticulture in therapeutic
and rehabilitative programs
Poison Control Center
Call for a list of poisonous seeds and
Quail Botanical Gardens
A large collection of plants from diverse
areas of the world are displayed in specialty
gardens. The Seeds of Wonder Children's Garden is a great field trip
for school children along with the Under the Sea Succulent Garden.
Most recently they have announced a new garden with fire safe recommended
plants. Admission is free the first Tuesday of each month.
Tree of Life Nursery
Includes 150 plant profile of natives,
tips on planting natives, and newsletter
University of California Cooperative Extension,
Trained volunteers answer gardening questions
and work with home gardeners. Garden hotline
operates Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Request a school garden consultant to assist
with your school garden at: http://www.mastergardenerssandiego.org ,
click on School Program, click on Request
a Garden Consultant and Explore Existing
Wild Birds Center
Information on bird feeding, housing, and
Website dedicated to help gardeners attract
and nurture wildlife in their garden.