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The Fountain - A New Look (Same Community Goodness) My name is Tim. I have lived in San Elijo Hills since 2001. It is

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the place I call home and where I decided to raise my two amazing boys, Riley age 10 and Noah age 7. My children go to school at our local schools and many new friendships have formed here in San Elijo Hills. I love this place we call home.

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For the last 10 years The Fountain has been landing on the door-

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steps of every resident in San Elijo Hills. It has been filled with The Fountain will be celebrating 10 years this December!

community interest stories, reminding you of events, introducing

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you to people in your neighborhood, providing you with useful tips

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on things like parenting, gardening, health and fitness and con-

necting you to local businesses. The Fountain helped bring about the importance of buying local through our Buy Local Campaign in partnership with the San Elijo Hills Developer. We

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engaged the community in give back opportunities with our Neighborhood Expo event. I’m extremely proud of what The Fountain as accomplished these past 10 years. Now it is time to do more!

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“Class of Stone” This San Elijo Resident started a neighborhood tradition 4 years ago on the last day of school...and it’s still going strong.

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SEH New School Boundaries Garden with Purpose

Avoiding Summer Boredom


Performance With Exceptional Service!

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Features: Quality upgrades throughout this spacious home in Saverne / San Elijo Hills the community of Atherton. The 963 Baylor Dr Represented Sellers yard is perfect for lounging and Sold for $710,000 great outdoor living. Move-in Ready! JUST SOLD

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San Elijo Hills 1746 Morgans 1 bed +office / 1,446 Est. SF. Offered at $1,925 JUST LEASED

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1385 Rock Ct Represented Buyers Sold for $705,000

1643 Reflection St Represented Buyers/Sellers Sold for $599,000

1462 Clearview Way Represented Buyers Sold for $400,000

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The Fountain - Approaching 10 years! I’m proud to introduce The (new) Fountain. It’s a new look, a new size, a new love and a new mission! san elijo hills community lifestyle

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Copyright 2013. All rights reserved. Reproduction in any form, in whole or part, without written permission is prohibited. The Fountain is a monthly publication highlighting house, home and community building. The Fountain accepts freelance contributions, though there is no guarantee that unsolicited material will be returned. The Fountain is not responsible for the views of contributing writers and assumes no responsibility for errors appearing within. Opinions expressed are those of the writers and not necessarily those of the Publisher or advertisers. We reserve the right to restrict all advertisements to their proper classification and to edit or reject any copy.

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We have done the community building. As residents we love this place we call home and value our friends and neighbors. It’s time for the Fountain to become more than community building… The new mission of The Fountain will be about community give back. The Fountain’s main goal will be not only to identify causes within our community that need support but to also highlight our neighbors that are making a difference. How do we plan to do that? Well, we take away the need to turn profits and put our emphasis on making a difference. The Fountain will still be supported by local businesses. However, this isn’t your old school publication anymore. We aren’t selling ads, we are asking for donations. Our monthly print piece will give promotional space to businesses for a donation range. A portion of that donation will go back to local causes within our community – a family struggling financially, local youth sports programs, local schools. What is your cause? What is important to you? Are you raising money for a 3-Day Susan Komen walk? Are you fighting for Autism awareness? Do you know a neighbor that needs help? The Fountain is now that tool that will connect residents and businesses to these causes. This is a form of community building but more importantly it is our community in action. This is giving back and this is The Fountain. In addition to the monthly print piece, the new Fountain website will be an incredible resource (www.sanelijofountain.com). Is is packed with resident filled content, event calendar and unique articles and tidbits! I promise to continually making The Fountain fun and informative and I hope you can commit to supporting The Fountain and the community any way you can. It’s time to do more – and it begins now. Tim Minjares - Publisher and Resident of San Elijo Hills tim@fountain-inc.com 760-585-6889 5 En j o yi n g S an El ij o Li fe s tyl e


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San Diego County Fair

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June Upcoming Events June 6 Board of Directors Meeting

San Elijo Elementary School

June 7 Last Day of School

San Marcos Unified School District

June 8-July 4 San Diego County Fair Del Mar Fairground

June 8 Straight From the Heart Sidewalk Sale

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June 9 Encinitas Environment Day www.eeday.org

June 14-15 Rock, Blues & BBQ Festival

Walnut Grove Park, San Marcos www.ci.san-marcos.ca.us

June 15 Carlsbad Beach Fest

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June 15 San Elijo Summer Fiesta! San Elijo Hills Lower Softball Field

June 15 La Costa Resort Open House

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June 16 Happy Father’s Day!! June 21 Movies Under the Stars San Elijo Hills Lower Softball Field

June 22-23 La Jolla Art Festival

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It’s fiesta time! The sun is shining and the grills are sizzlin’! Come join us on Saturday, June 15th from 1:00PM4:00PM for a Summer Fiesta! The event will be held at the lower softball field of San Elijo Park. Activities will include crafts, waterslides, a festive mariachi band and other fun surprises! Don’t forget to bring your sunscreen and swim suits! Traditional Mexican fare will be served, including tacos, rice, beans, dessert, and non-alcoholic margaritas!

San Elijo Summer Fiesta Saturday, June 15th from 1:00PM-4:00PM Lower Softball Field

This free event is for San Elijo Hills residents only. Please remember to bring a proof of residency to gain entrance into the event (i.e.: driver’s license with on-site address, utility bill, HOA statement, etc.). Unfortunately, we will not be able to allow you to enter the event without verifying residency. No guests will be permitted. If you have any questions about the event, contact Christine Hurdle at hurdle@waltersmanagement.com or (760) 798-9015.

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Movie Under the Stars Saturday, June 21 Activities Start at 6pm Movie Starts at Sunset Lower Softball Field

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School is OUT! Friday, June 7 San Marcos Unified School District

Students all across San Elijo Hills are counting down the days until school is out. Whether you have vacation plans, camps outlined or just planning a staycation, there are plenty of fun activities for the family to enjoy around San Diego. The July issue of The Fountain will focus on unique ideas and activities for all ages. A neighbor in San Elijo Hills started a fun tradition on the last day of school. See page 11 for the details.

albertsons customer appreciation day Saturday, June 8 10am - 2pm Come and join the fun! Fresh food demos throughout the store. Carmen the clown will there face painting and offering up character balloons. Del Mar Fair tickets will be available for purchase and as always, the Kids Zone is located at the front end of the store for the little ones to enjoy. /se hfountai n

The San Elijo Hills Community Association is hosting a FREE showing of Dr. Seussâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; The Lorax as part of our summer movie series! Get ready to watch Ted encounter a grouchy forest creature (The Lorax) after venturing outside of his artificial city in search of a tree. Characters are voiced by Zac Efron, Danny DeVito, Taylor Swift, and many more! The movie will be shown on Friday, June 21st at the lower softball field

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of San Elijo Park. Pre-show activities (including bounce houses, a sticky wall and more!) will begin at 6:00PM and the movie will start at sunset (around 8:00PM). Remember to bring your lowback beach chairs and blankets for lawn seating! A few awesome food trucks will be there and will have a variety of refreshments available for purchase. If you have any questions about the event, contact Christine Hurdle at hurdle@waltersmanagement.com or (760) 798-9015.

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PLEASE JOIN US FOR A SAN ELIJO OPEN HOUSE Saturday, June 15th | 11:00-2:00 | Valley Promenade Club tour, gourmet lunch, door prizes and drawing to win a round of golf and 1 night stay. PLUS: SPECIAL INCENTIVES TO JOIN FOR FATHER’S DAY! Golf & Sport Memberships Available Please RSVP by June 12th | 760.930.7055 | membership@lacosta.com Can’t make the Open House? Call to schedule a tour of the Club and receive a $10 Marketplace gift card!


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The City of San Marcos has put together a fabulous weekend of Food and Music. The San Marcos Rock & Blues BBQ Fest 2013 will bring the hottest local Rock and Blues bands and delicious local BBQ. In addition, the event will have a Beer and Wine Garden and partial proceeds from the event will go to “Angels Depot”. So grab your neighbor and a your beach chairs or blankets, find a spot on the lawn at Walnut Grove Park and enjoy a fun afternoon!

Line up Friday, June 14, 5:00pm to 9:00pm Featuring Phil’s BBQ Wyatt Lowe and the YoungbloodsTeen Blues Trio Savor- Santana Tribute They Journey Experience - Journey Tribute

San Marcos Rock Blues & BBQ FEST June 14-15 Fri: 500PM-9:00PM Sat: 12:00PM-8:00PM Walnut Grove Park Presale Tickets Friday: $10 Saturday: $15 2-Day Pass: $20 Food Not Included

Saturday, June 15, 12:00pm to 8:00pm Featuring Kansas City BBQ Craig’s Band- Rock of the 60s and 70s Bill Magee Blues- San Diego’s Blues Band Sue Palmer & her Motel Swing Orchestra - Boogie Woogie Swing Dennis Jones - Rockin’ Blues Alan Iglesias & Crossfire Steve Ray Vaughan Tribute If you have any questions about the event, visit www.san-marcos.net/specialevents

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Big Bite Bacon Fest!

Sunday, June 16 Presented by Farmer John 11:00am - 3:00pm 4:30pm - 8:30pm San Diego Country Fair

International Beer Festival

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June 21-23 Fri 12:00pm - 8:00pm Sat: 11:00pm - 8:00pm Sun: 1:00pm - 5:00pm San Diego Country Fair The 2013 San Diego International Beer Festival takes place June 21-23, with many breweries and hundreds of beers from around the world! This year, participants will arrive from around the world and across the country. New this year for the competition, the Festival will be crowning a Champion Brewery in addition to our Best of Show Beer. The Champion Brewery will be awarded based on points earned for beers entered in the judging. Tickets are available for $55 and includes entry to the fair, entry to the event, unlimited one-ounce samples of more than 300 beers and a souvenir tasting cup. For more information, check out their website at www.sdfair.com /se hfountai n

The Big Bite Bacon Fest brings all the best bacon foods and 50 craft brews to one location in celebration of the world’s most beloved protein! Big Bite Bacon Fest is a fun-filled, tasting event featuring creative bacon dishes from the best chefs and competitive cooks in San Diego and beyond. Indulge in unlimited bacon-y deliciousness ranging from appetizers to desserts to everything in between. Enjoy samples of 50 craft beers to quench your thirst from all bacon goodness. Baconinspired cocktails will be available at an additional costs. General admission (2 and under Free) is $55 and it includes entry into the Big Bite Bacon Fest for unlimited tastings AND entry into the San Diego

Country Fair. It also includes samples of 50 craft beers from the top breweries in San Diego. If you really love bacon and feel like splurging, VIP tickets are available for $80 and includes Early access, Sweet Swine Swag, Private Lounge and Private Bar. Kids are allowed. If you opt to bring the “Bacon Bits” they will need an admission ticket to enter (2 and under Free) There are two sessions to choose from on Sunday, June 16. One that runs from 11:00am-3:00pm and the second session runs from 4:30pm -8:30pm. For more information, check out their website at www.bigbitebaconfest.com 15 En j o yi n g S an El ij o Li fe s tyl e


SCHOOL NEWS

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May 9th community information meeting – Residents reviewing the boundary maps

May 22nd community information meeting – Many from San Elijo Hills learning all they can about the new proposed boundaries and the new K-8 School

New k-8 Proposed to relieve student population On May 9th San Elijo Elementary school held an informational meeting regarding the proposed attendance area changes. This meeting provided an opportunity for residents to review the current proposal the committee was working on and understand it’s impact on the community. At the end of the presentation, many residents offered their feedback for the committee to take back to the District meeting that was held on May 14. At that meeting, the District Attendance Area Committee met to finalize their recommendation for the San Marcos Unified Attendance Areas 16 J UN E 2013

which are scheduled to be implemented for the 2015-2016 school year. At that meeting, the committee was presented with a revised plan which included many recommended changes from the initial proposal. These recommendations are pending until the San Marcos Unified School Board meeting scheduled for June 10th. As a result of the sensitivity and community impact, the San Elijo Representatives on this committee asked that District Representatives hold an informational meeting prior to the June 10th San Marcos School Board Meeting. This meeting was held on

May 22nd and focused on the new proposed boundaries and the information on the new K-8. Unfortunately, the student population has resulted in a proposed solution that requires a small section of San Elijo Hills to attend the new K-8. The District, the Attendance Area Committee and the residents have been working hard on a solution that is best for the district and students. Information graphic on the issue: For more information, check out their website at www.smusd.org

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Playground Improvements Planned

The City of San Marcos have been working on replacing the playground equipment at San Elijo Park since May 6. The improvements are designed to address maintenance and wear and tear issues on the current equipment. The upgrades include changing the surface under the equipment to engineered wood fiber, which is rated as a safer surface for falls and provides better handicap accessibility. To provide an area for sand play, a large sand box with a seat wall will be installed adjacent to the play area. The new play area will feature two separate play sets, one designed for 2-5 year olds and one for 5-12 year olds. Both plays sets, as well as the sand box, will have shade cover. At the time of print, the playground is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, June 4. For more information, check out their website at www.san-marcos.net

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Community Garage Sale Success! On Saturday May 18, over 130 homes participated in the 8th Annual Community Garage Sale and Charity event in San Elijo Hills and Old Creek Ranch. This event has become a neighborhood tradition and residents woke up bright and early to clear out their garages and unwanted items. The Jonville Team produces the event every year as a way to bring the community together and help local causes in the community at the same time. The price to participate in the garage sale was only $10.00 and 100% of proceeds went to the local school. “Because of the participation and support of the residents of this wonderful community, we beat last year’s donation level. The total amount collected for school was $1,536.00,” added Nicolas Jonville of the Jonville Team. Year after year, the entire Jonville Team invests time and money to ensure the event is a huge success for everyone. The event is advertised across multiple channels and maps are created and handed out to passing vehicles through the town center – guiding them to the neighborhood and homes participating in the event. Residents had a great time making deals and interacting with their neigh-

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bors. Some had coffee stands and snacks while many gave neighborly deals. Riley Minjares, a 4th grader from San Elijo Elementary school said his best deal- “TWO Xbox games for $5.00!” from his neighbor in Cedar Crossing. After the Garage Sale hours ended, participants had the option of leaving the items that they wished to donate curbside. Those donations went to “Straight From The Heart”. The San Elijo Hills Women’s Club (SEHWC) coordinated the pickup and trucks, donated by Just Moving Up moving company, made their way around the community to pick up items and leave a tax deductible receipt. The Jonville Team: www.sehproperties.com Just Moving Up: www.JustMovingUp.com Straight From The Heart: www.straightfromtheheartinc.org

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New Community Website For San Elijo Hills Residents In addition to redesigning the Fountain, we have been hard at work on a new website for residents. (www.sanelijofountain.com) If you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t taken a look yet, check it out when you have a chance. It features timely information on San Elijo Hills, San Marcos and the surrounding areas. It also features additional news, events and community stories that you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find here in print.

months, we will be adding new sections and features to better serve the San Elijo Hills community. Many of our community experts are beginning to publish their tips, advice and insight on the website under our lifestyle article section. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great way to tap into local resources.

In addition, we added a comprehensive Event Calendar section to help keep you on top of all things happening each month.

If you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t liked our Facebook page, makes sure you do that as well. Each week we will post important information, event reminders and links to unique online content that appears on our website.

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City Lands $1 Million Grant for Creek District Promenade The City of San Marcos accepted a $1 million grant recently from the California Natural Resources Agency to help construct a portion of San Marcos Creek District. The funds will help pay for construction of the Creekside Promenade, a nearly one-mile, multiuse trail that will meander along San

Marcos Creek with open space areas and amenities. The San Marcos Creek District is a 214-acre â&#x20AC;&#x153;Downtownâ&#x20AC;? path for San Marcos that will include mix-use development, a 73-acre habitat preserve, environmental enhancements, and infrastructure improvements . For more information, check out their website at www.san-marcos.net

Desalination Project Construction on a 10-mile pipeline for the Carlsbad Desalination Project is now under way. The project is the largest in the western hemisphere to convert seawater into clean, portable drinking water. The plant is located adjacent to the Encina Power Station in Carlsbad and the pipeline will be installed from that location to San Diego County Water Authorityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aqueduct connection facility in San Marcos. When complete, the Carlsbad facility will provide a safe, sustainable, environmentally benign, drought-proof drinking water supply. It will provide as much as seven percent of the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drinking water, alleviating demand on the traditional sources.

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Visitor Center Open Daily 10 am - 5 pm • 760-798-1765. Directions: From the 5 Freeway exit La Costa Ave. heading east past El Camino Real. Turn left on Rancho Santa Fe, then right on San Elijo Road. The builders reserve the right to change prices, plans, features or amenities without prior notice or obligation. All residents automatically become members of the San Elijo Hills Master Association. Models do not reflect racial preference. Square footages are approximate.


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our yeas ago, a group of San Elijo residents shared in the excitement of the first year of school - Kindergarten. Many of us form connections through our children, even more so when school begins.

tion one step further. To celebrate the “graduation” from Kindergarten – Lester organized a neighborhood tradition his neighbors look forward to at the end of each school year. Lester, with his beer rep background, decided it would be fun to celebrate this moment by taking the kids to Stone Brewery and Bistro! He put

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out the idea and an invitation to participate and that’s how it all began. It does seem odd - taking a huge group of neighborhood children to a Brewery! It turned out to be a perfect place to celebrate this moment and the tradition is going on it’s 4th year! Let’s face it, between homework, flag salute, accelerated reader, testing, school projects, drop offs, pickups and

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SUMMER SPORT CLASSES Register online: 2013 www.kidcitysports.com Phone: (858) 344-2557 Location: San Elijo Hills – Lower Softball Field, Elfin Forest Rd., 92078 Mulberry Park - Corner of Mulberry Road & Vereda, 92069 San Elijo Hills

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Pee Wee 10:30-11:10 am 9-9:40 am & Me (24-36 mo.) (24-36 mo.) REGISTER BEFORE June 21, 2013 TO RECEIVE A $10 DISCOUNT! UNT! Distribution of this flyer does not imply endorsement by the San Marcos Unified

School District and distribution is in compliance with state and federal law. COMING SOON SAN ELIJO HILLS FALL T-BALL LEAGUE SEPTEMBER 2013

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class of “Stone” Each year a group photo is taken to capture the moment and to look back on “how young we all look”. This week we celebrate another school year ending. For these residents, they know next year will bring one thing for certain - an end of year party at Stone Brewery for this Class of “Stone”. E N l e ij a o r H Sa il n l s

managing the series of early days - the last day of school represents a sense of accomplishment for parents as well as students! Stone Brewery represents a perfect combination of student and parent celebration. It has grown over the years to include new neighbors, friends and classmates.

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garden with purpose By: Susanna Pagan of S usanna Pagan Landscape Design

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othing is more satisfying to me in the spring than to see gardens come alive! There was a time when I was content to see my garden bursting with pretty flowers. Now, I see things a bit differently. For myself and my clients, I see spaces where flowers are mixed with producers. I see a narrow side yard turned into a cocktail garden, where dwarf orange, lemon and lime trees grow next to raspberries and pots of blueberries, just waiting to become ingredients in an evening cocktail or healthy smoothie. I see gardens, where beauty is also the fresh ingredients for your dinner salad. By including edibles in our gardens, we can decrease some of the dependency we have on others, lower our grocery bills, and get better food for our families. This doesn’t mean you should run out and tear out all your 24 J UN E 2013

flower beds this spring! It could mean just adding a raised garden bed or a few pots on a sunny patio. Two years ago, I started small, by growing tomatoes in 15 gallon pots on my patio, focusing on cherry tomato varieties that are super sweet and pests don’t seem to bother with these small gems. I grow them in deep pots, to improve the quality of soil they grow in, and in turn, improve the flavor. I like to create beautiful focal points with my edibles, so they become part of the garden beauty. I added an old birdbath to my garden, and planted it with chives, jalapeño peppers, lettuce and parsley with a few flowering annuals tucked in. What a great view from my kitchen! For a flowering edible accent, I added a Thai Basil shrub, which pro-

duces beautiful purple flower spikes for most of the year and needs little care. Its leaves can be used in everything from Thai dishes to cocktails! We also added an apple tree espalier, a method of growing an apple tree as a vine on a fence, to save space, while producing food. We picked up a low chill variety apple espalier, since we don’t get extended periods of cool weather and frost here, which is needed for many apple varieties. Soon, I found my garden was not only looking great and producing food, but was running out of room! That is where the San Elijo Hills’ Community Garden came to the rescue! I rented a plot two years ago in the Calistoga Garden and started growing lettuce, tomatoes, peas, carrots, beans, radishes and onions there. Around that time, I began buying /se hfounta i n


garden with purpose heirloom seeds from online catalogs. Companies like Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, (www.rareseeds.com) sell flavorful seed varieties passed down for generations, which produce top-notch vegetables with flavor you can’t find in the grocery store and have no pesticides. Grow from organic/heirloom seeds to avoid seeds and plants that have already been exposed to pesticides/GMO. If I do buy small plants, such as peppers that are more difficult to germinate from seed, I buy plants that are clearly labeled “organic”. By growing from seed, you also avoid diseases already on plants and in the soil at garden centers. To make things easier on you, pick edibles that are easy to grow from seed, such as lettuce, peas, carrots, and radishes. I still remember the first mouthwatering salad I made with the “Flame” lettuce I had grown. There was no plastic flavor from the grocery store packaging! I recently had the great pleasure of seeing gardening with purpose at work,

while attending a SD Horticultural Society event at the La Jolla’s Nautilus business campus. It has been transformed from a tired group of buildings into a beautiful modern space, including a parking lot turned into an edible garden. The garden was filled with raised garden beds, brimming with vegetables, grape vines growing on fences and citrus trees. Adirondack chairs and small tables created seating areas for the employees to enjoy the garden. Even more fantastic was that the garden produce, tended by Urban Plantations, was harvested and used in the newly renovated Green Acre Café. The employees have a beautiful place to relax and eat lunch with the freshest produce and a great area to take a break among the beautiful garden beds. While attending the garden event, I asked the garden manager many questions about her experiences with growing edibles. Finding great resources to help you plan your garden is a key to

success! Pick up a few great books to help you with growing edibles like From Seed to Skillet by Jimmy Williams and Susan Heeger, or Grow Great Grub, by Gayla Trail. I learned great tips, like when growing mint (for that cocktail garden you are working on), it must always be planted in a pot, as it is very invasive. Another great resource is my Pinterest board, called Edible Gardens, with hundreds of tips on starting and growing edibles (pinterest.com/spgardens/edible-gardens/). I encourage you to try growing some of your food this spring, whether you only have a sunny window to spare, a balcony, or large garden. Make it a family project and get the kids to help you plant and tend your new edibles! Go ahead and garden with purpose!

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Avoiding Summer Boredom By Stephanie Garrison

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f your schedule is too busy to handle the inevitable boredom that sets in when school is out, why not get proactive and thwart this family stressor before it can start? You’ll need to do some prep work beforehand – but it will pay off, especially if you don’t want them to automatically resort to TV and movie-watching. First, take each child into account and determine what self-guided interests will appeal to them. It’s even better if they get involved and draft their own list. Questions could include: what games they like; books they plan on reading; hobbies they want to engage in; topics they wish to learn more about; skills they hope to perfect; careers they’re interested in, etc. The more information listed, the better. This is about brainstorming a huge pool of

ideas for fun, engagement and learning. Group common items into broad categories. Keep adding to this list as needed. As an aside, make sure that most of these options are offline ones. Minors need to unplug as much as possible to allow their mind to roam in peace – at least, that’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it. There will be plenty of opportunities to be fully digital when they’re older (my spouse is a software architect, so I know!). Now is the time, however, for them to develop who they are as a person based on their actions and pursuits – not in relation to what some media personality or web presence may do. After you have a bunch of random suggestions, have your little one devise a game that will help them pick out, in a fun way, one they can pursue whenever

they say, “there’s nothing to do!” Craft a custom bean bag toss, modify a spinning game board, create a deck of cards, fold origami-shaped paper suggestions and place in a large container – make choosing the activity as fun as the pursuit itself. Foster creative thinking – in the morning, they could be building a new invention, and in the afternoon, assembling recycled jewelry and accessories. Or volunteering some neighborhood service, then writing a short story. The goal isn’t just to have kids busy while you pay bills or do housework, but to have them be curious, engaged, and growing intellectually and spiritually. Not only will this encourage some self-reliance in a safe way, but it will also allow them a certain amount of autonomy – something all kids wish they had more of!

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