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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

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.

Roger’s Gardens

September 28, 2019. Talk topic tbd.  Rogers Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Corona Del Mar, California

Solana Beach Eco Rotary Club

September 17, 2019, 9 am.  Talk: “My Journey with A Growing Passion.” LePort School, Solana Beach, California

San Juan Capistrano Garden Club

September 16, 2019, 9:30 am.  Talk topic tbd.  San Juan Hils Golf Course, San Juan Capistrano, California

San Diego Natural History Museum

September 23, 2019, 7 pm talk topic tbd.  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

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

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!

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