2015 SMAS Events and Educational Classes
All programs listed below are held at the Kohl Pumphouse in San Mateo Central Park. Enter at 9th & Palm Avenues, follow path to iron dog statue. Go through white gates to the left of the statue, and the Pumphouse is behind the Victorian fountain.
Sunday Garden Seminars are FREE to the public on the first Sunday of each month (except September).
Pruning Fruit Trees for Maximum Flavor
Sunday, February 8, 1 – 2:30 pm
FREE. We will discuss, illustrate and practice pruning for maximum flavor. Bring your pruning shears. We will also discuss fertilization and irrigation practices to improve flavor. Terrence Welch is a consultant, manager and farmer for 3 organic orchards and many backyards.
Backyard Orchards (831) 479-8733
Understanding Drought Tolerant Plants
Sunday, March 1, 1 – 2:30 pm
FREE. There is a reason that some plants use water more efficiently. Learn about plants’ secret methods for conserving water and surviving droughts, developed over tens of thousands of years in Mediterranean-like climates like ours. Then learn how to plant, care for and train them to fulfill their genetic destiny of being water-wise. Alane Weber. Sponsored by the Bay Area Water Service Conservation Agency. www.bawsca.org
Nursery/Greenhouse * Plant Sales
Open Tuesday, Thursday: 10am – 2:00pm. Sunday: 10am-Noon
Ph. (650) 579-0536
* Become an SMAS member and receive a 10% discount in addition to supporting San Mateo Central Park