The Village Garden Club of La Jolla

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This Month's Meeting:

 SEPTEMBER 14, 2018


 “Keeping Ahead of the Bad Guys in the Garden"

SPEAKER: cheryl wilen, ph.d.

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Dr. Cheryl Wilen is the “go-to” expert for fighting pests and weeds in the garden. Her advice — “Get ‘em while they’re young!” Area Integrated Pest Management Advisor as well as IPM Advisor Extension Coordinator: Endemic and Invasive Pest Diseases Strategic Initiative Leader—this is our speaker, Dr. Cheryl Wilen.

From 1995 to the present, she has been the Area Integrated Pest Management Advisor for Orange, Los Angeles, and San Diego Counties.

She earned her B.S. in Horticulture from the University of Maryland with an emphasis in fruit and vegetable production. She went on to receive an M.S. in Horticulture at the University of Arizona before receiving her PhD in Botany at University of California Riverside with emphasis on weed physiology and ecology. Cheryl has earned many titles and achievements in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at UC Riverside.

She has written extensively on pest and weed management, but her list of publications and areas of expertise span everything in the garden and beyond!

Club Happenings and Information

New Parking Instructions!

Thanks to CBI’s negotiations with Ace Parking, there should be adequate space for our members to park in the Parking Garage, provided we observe the instructions below:

The preferred entrance to the Parking Garage is via Golden Haven Drive.  Our members may park on the first and second levels, as before.

If members enter from Towne Centre Drive in order to park at the top of the Parking Garage, they MUST TURN LEFT at the end of the ramp, and park in the section closer to La Jolla Village Drive.    Please be careful not to park in the section to the right (south) of the ramp. While that section to the right is closer to the Temple, it is reserved by adjacent businesses, who are vigilant in monitoring any encroachment on their reserved area.

This applies to those who drive to the top from Golden Haven Drive as well.

There will be two validation machines in the foyer for your convenience.  So be sure to take your parking ticket with you  - but a note of caution: Do notplace the ticket next to your cell phone because doing so sometimes deactivates the strip.

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