What’s coming up

Australia Garden Adventure – Mediterranean Down Under

October 4 – 17, 2020.  Join Nan on the trip to see the garden and botanic wonders of Australia, the Mediterranean down under, from Sydney to Perth to Melbourne and in between.

April 4, 2020, time tbd.  Talk, “Preparing Your Garden for Climate Change.”  San Diego Botanic Garden, Got Green!

Let’s Plant! Vegetable Seed Starting Workshops – 10th Anniversary Series

Learn Nan’s easy, hands-on methods and secret tips for growing and feeding your family wholesome, organic produce from your backyard or your balcony. Nan brings the seeds and supplies. You plant and take home tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, melons, pumpkins, sunflowers and so much more, all seeded and ready to sprout.  Click here for more information.

March 8, 2020, 10:30 am to 1 pm, Scripps Ranch, California. This workshop’s setting is a lush fruit and vegetable garden that was once a thirsty lawn and now feeds a family of five. Register here.

March 12, 2020 6:30 to 9 pm, Carlsbad, California. One of the region’s most talented florists welcomes us to her studio where we’ll plant seeds amidst coloful blooms, giant vases, elaborate arbors, and the floral magic of your dreams. Register here.

March 15, 2020, 10:30 am to 1 pm, Sans V Wine Tasting room, Escondido, California. After the workshop, relax in Sans V’s tasting room as you sample their extensive wine selection.  Register here.

NEW DATE!  March 21, 2020 10 am to 12:30 pm at Two Forks Farm, La Mesa, California. Plant your seeds, then stay for a farm tour and optional, organic, farm-to-table lunch and cocktails. Register here. 

March 28, 2020,  10 am to 12:30 pm at Bancroft Center for Sustainability, San Diego, California. Plant your seeds, then tour this inspiring urban teaching farm. Register here.

San Diego Home Garden Show

March 7, 2020, time and topic tbd.  San Diego Home Garden Show, San Diego County Fairgrounds.

Laguna Beach Garden Club

December 13, 2019,  10:30 am. Talk  “Perfect Pairings; gorgeous succulent and non-succulent plant combinations.” Laguna Presbyterian Church, Laguna Beach, California

Solana Beach Eco Rotary Club

January 7, 2020 7 pm.  Talk: “My Journey with A Growing Passion.” LePort School, Solana Beach, California

Cruise California’s Channel Islands

Dec 7 – 11, 2019. Join Nan Sterman and KPBS for a Lindblad/National Geographic cruise to California’s Channel Islands.

San Juan Capistrano Garden Club

September 16, 2019, 9:30 am.  Talk “Perfect Pairings; mixing succulent and non-succulent plants.”  San Juan Hils Golf Course, San Juan Capistrano, California

San Diego Natural History Museum

September 23, 2019, 7 pm talk “Expand Your Palette: Native Plants for San Diego Gardens”  Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

San Diego Floral Association

August 3, 2019, 10 am. Benefit talk, book signing, and plant sale.  “Hot Color, Dry Garden, creating color-filled waterwise gardens.”  La Jolla Community Center (free valet parking).  Tickets at www.SDFloral.org

Palomar District Garden Clubs

June 10, 2019, 9 am, Hot Color, Dry Garden, San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas, California

Southern California Horticultural Society

May 9, 2019, 7 pm, Hot Color, Dry Garden, Friendship Auditorium, Los Angeles, California

A Growing Passion

April, 2019, Season Seven of A Growing Passion TV show with Nan Sterman debuts six new shows.  Shows air on KPBS Television in San Diego, Thursdays at 8:30 pm, Saturdays at 3:30 pm

All new and past episodes are posted at www.AGrowingPassion.com

Seed Starting Workshops

I bring all the seeds, planting supplies, and equipment. We talk all about seeds and starting seeds.  Then, we dig in!
After a few hours’ work, you’ll take home your entire summer vegetable garden, seeded and ready to sprout: tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, melons, pumpkins, sunflowers, marigolds, cucumbers, zucchini, zinnias, squashes, basil, tomatillo, cilantro, and more!  Space is limited and reservations are required.

March 6, 2019, 6:30 pm to 9 pm, Balboa Park, San Diego.  reserve your spot here

March 10, 2019, 4 pm to 6:30 pm, Mission Hills Nursery, San Diego, CA 92103, reserve your spot here

March 16, 2019, 9:30 am to noon, Community Roots Farm, Oceanside, CA 92057, reserve your spot here

March 17, 2019 , 12 pm to 2:30 pm, Bancroft Center, Spring Valley, CA 91977, reserve your spot here

March 24, 1 pm to 3:30 pm, Vesper Vineyards, Escondido, CA 92029, reserve your spot here


San Diego Spring Home/Garden Show

March 2 2019, 11 am, Spice Up Your Life with Home Grown Herbs; hands-on herb planting workshop

March 3 2019, 11 am, Spice Up Your Life with Home Grown Herbs; hands-on herb planting workshop

Use the discount code NANS for free tickets!