The Master Gardeners listed below are available to give presentations on the topics indicated. Please contact the speaker at least two weeks before a presentation is desired. Speakers may charge a few dollars to cover their expenses.

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Greg Alder

619-948-9239
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Topics: Geographic Area: San Diego County
Preferred Hours: Any
Equipment Needed:None
Notes: Greg has been a Master Gardener since 2012. He has lived and gardened in various parts of the county.

Lynlee Austell

619-339-7087
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Topics: Geographic Area: SD County
Preferred Hours: Not Mon., Wed, Fri. mornings
Equipment Needed:Screen and darkened room
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Lynn Beveridge

858 569-6549
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Topics: Geographic Area: Central San Diego preferred
Preferred Hours: Any
Equipment Needed:None
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Stephen Cantu

619 518-2267
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Topics: Geographic Area: Any
Preferred Hours: Any
Equipment Needed:None
Notes: Projector screen, darkened room. Wheelchair access.

Marsha Cook

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Topics: Geographic Area: Ramona and East County
Preferred Hours: Any
Equipment Needed:None
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Diane (Giana) Crispell

619.507.2755
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Topics: Geographic Area: Any
Preferred Hours: Any
Equipment Needed:None
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Diana Drummey

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Topics: Geographic Area: Any
Preferred Hours: Any
Equipment Needed:Projector, screen and microphone
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Meredith French

619 260-1588
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Topics: Geographic Area: Central San Diego preferred (advance notice)
Preferred Hours: Daytime preferred
Equipment Needed:Projector screen, darkened room, laptop with projector if possible.
Notes: Meredith has been a Master Gardener since 2005 and has been a working professional photographer since 1980.

Mary Friestedt

Bad Phone
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Topics: Geographic Area: Prefer North County
Preferred Hours: Daytime
Equipment Needed:Projector, screen and microphone
Notes: Mary has been a Master Gardener since 2014, a docent at San Diego Botanic Garden since 2001 and a docent at Torrey Pines State Reserve since 2012

Carol Graham

760 753-6757
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Topics: Geographic Area: Del Mar to Southern Carlsbad, Coastal
Preferred Hours:
Equipment Needed:Projection screen
Notes: Carol has been a Master Gardener since 1983. She has been an active member of the California Rare Fruit Growers organization for many years as well.

Karan Greenwald

619 224-0858
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Topics: Geographic Area: Flexible
Preferred Hours: Spring and early summer
Equipment Needed:Table for plants
Notes: Karan grows different types of heirloom tomatoes for the Point Loma Garden Club's annual plant sale and for her talks if requested.

Susan Lenz, PhD

858 481-9913
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Topics: Geographic Area: North and Central San Diego
Preferred Hours: Any
Equipment Needed:Screen, projector, and darkened room
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Judy Macomber

760 631-7886
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Topics: Geographic Area: Any
Preferred Hours: Any
Equipment Needed:None
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Francie Murphy

858 922-0079
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Topics: Geographic Area: All areas of San Diego County
Preferred Hours: Any time except Wednesday mornings
Equipment Needed:Needed: projection screen or large wall
Notes: Francie has been growing roses for 20 years and became a Master Gardener in 2014. She follows a no-fuss policy for her mix of antique and modern roses. A comprehensive Rose Resource guide will be emailed in advance. Francie teams with Master Gardener Maria Mata who specializes in growing roses in containers.

Sharon Reeve

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Topics: Geographic Area: Any
Preferred Hours: Evenings and Weekends only
Equipment Needed:Screen and microphone
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Lisa Rini

619 972-5062
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Topics: Geographic Area: Any
Preferred Hours: Any
Equipment Needed:laptop, powerpoint projector, and screen
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Lee Somerville


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Topics: Geographic Area: Central and West San Diego
Preferred Hours: Any
Equipment Needed:Microphone and computer with Powerpoint
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Cindy Sparks

619 223-5515
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Topics: Geographic Area: Metro area plus surrounding areas
Preferred Hours:
Equipment Needed:
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Lucy Warren

619 295-2489
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Topics: Geographic Area: Any
Preferred Hours: Any
Equipment Needed:Projector and screen
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Richard Winkler

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Topics: Geographic Area: Any
Preferred Hours: Any
Equipment Needed:Projector and screen
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