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November/December 2019 Volume 110 No. 6
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In This Issue
SDFA News - Festival of Trees Welcomes San Diego and the Season
SDFA News - Kate Sessions Day
Three Ways to Celebrate Kate O. Sessions
Growing Grounds: Kate O. Sessions The Mother of San Diego Horticulture
The “Other” Kate Sessions
A Kate O. Sessions Timeline
An Experimental Garden in Balboa Park: What Kate Sessions Planted in 1893
The San Diego Union Sunday Morning, March 27, 1932
Rosalie & Me
San Diego Mycological Society
November/December Gardening Events Calendar
From the Archives of California Garden
EXECUTIVE EDITOR - Francine Phillips
ASSOCIATE EDITOR - Nancy Carol Carter
Carolyne Hultgren, Judy Kirsten, Yeymi Gallardo, Denise Thompson
ART DIRECTOR - Rachel Cobb
ADVERTISING - Kay Harry
John Blocker, Nancy Carol Carter, Thea Gurns, Kay Harry, Francine Phillips, Lee Somerville
Special Thanks Now is the Time contributors
Lisa Prindle, Membership Records
The first issue of California Garden magazine was printed in July of 1909.
The magazine specialized in information for growing plants in the San Diego area. It is the oldest horticulture magazine in continuous publication in the United States. Except for a brief two-year period, all writers, editors, and photographers have been volunteers, many of whom are well-known authorities in their fields.
Even though the organization was founded for beautification of San Diego, many people wanted to grow vegetables and fruits, so California Garden expanded to give advice on growing edible items. Today subscribers include readers in foreign countries with similar climatic conditions, as well as in colder areas of the United States, where the information is used for growing plants in greenhouses.
California Garden Wins First in Journalism Contest
Mission: To promote the knowledge and appreciation of horticulture and floriculture in the San Diego region.