2019-2020 Special Interest Programs & Workshops

Co-Chairs:
Maureen McMahon
Mary Ruyle

Workshops are open to guests – space permitting.


November 14, 2019

Pucker Up – All Things Citrus

Presenter: David Ross & Maureen McMahon
Location: Rancho Santa Fe
Workshop fee: $35 – Time: 10:00 am

Demonstration on care and feeding of all things citrus in Maureen’s garden, followed by a cooking demonstration in her barn featuring delicious citrus recipes. Kumquats, blood oranges, Cara Cara; come learn the best varieties and how to ward off pesky citrus pests.

Lunch included. No guests.


January 23, 2020

A Forgotten Beauty, The Camellia

Presenter: Tom Nuccio
Location: Congregation Beth Israel
Workshop fee: $20 - Time 12:00 pm

Tom Nuccio of Nuccio’s Nursery in Altadena, will discuss the best varieties of camellias for our area, including ones that are ideal for flower arrangements and full sun exposure. Proper planting, fertilization, and disease control will be discussed. Bring your questions. Tom has a wealth of knowledge about camellias and will delight us with his expertise.

Lunch additional fee. Guests welcome.


February 27, 2020

Let’s Make Posies

Presenter: Tam Ashworth
Location: Congregation Beth Israel
Workshop Fee $35.00 – Time: 12:00 pm

The eminent Tam Ashworth of Isari Flower Studio will help us each make our own large rustic Posey bouquets wrapped in burlap. Stylish and beautiful, these bouquets make a great hostess gift or a lovely bouquet to indulge oneself. Tam was the in-house florist for the Four Seasons Hotel Aviara and now has a location on North Cedros in Solana Beach. She decorates the two Four Seasons Hotels on Lanai each year for Christmas and receives rave reviews. You will love this class.

Guests welcome.


April 16, 2020

Cooking with Herbs at Cypress Hill Farm

Presenter: Marilyn Dronenburg
Location: Fallbrook
Workshop Fee $35.00 – Time 10:00 am

Enjoy a delightful cooking demonstration using fresh herbs at Cypress Hill Farm, taught by Marilyn Dronenburg. Located in the rolling hills of Fallbrook, Cypress Hill Farm is a working commercial flower farm that feels much like Tuscany. You won’t want to miss this special day.

Lunch included. No guests. Limited to 17 participants.