History Alive Lecture Series will Present the Lemon Grove BUSY BEE’s March 7th, 7pm





Don’t miss History Alive Lecture Series on March 7th, 2024 when Chelsea Gastelum and Juliet DiAmicis, of Busy Bees will lecture on the importance of native plants and Lemon Grove community garden projects

Please join us at the Lee House Cultural Center on March 7 at 7:00 pm to hear Busy Bee’s Presentation.  Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a nature lover, come and discover how you can contribute to making Lemon Grove a more beautiful place to live in.

Chelsea Gastelum hold a native plant that smells like Fruit Loops!


Come join the founders of the Busy Bee Garden Co-op to learn about garden projects around Lemon Grove, the connection of native plants to help our local pollinators, and how creating gardens helps foster community togetherness.

Chelsea Gastelum will be discussing the benefits of California native plants and how they attract birds, bees and butterflies for a more bio-diverse Lemon Grove. Chelsea aims to inspire others to love and appreciate native plants with eco-conscious gardening and living landscapes. Juliet DiAmicis runs the community outreach portion of Busy Bees and will show you how you can follow their projects and be part of the Hive.

Juliet will spotlight some of our volunteers and help explain how Busy Bees is neighbors helping neighbors create pollinator gardens.

History Alive is a free Lecture Series presented by the Lemon Grove Historical Society. Lectures are held at the H. Lee House Cultural Center on the 1st Thursday of the month. H. Lee House is located at 3205 Olive St. in the Treganza Heritage Park where there is ample, well-lit parking.   History Alive is suitable for ages 16 and over.

For more information on History Alive and other LGHS events, follow this link to our Events Page

While you are at the lecture please consider joining the Lemon Grove Historical Society as a Member. For a few dollars a year you can support your community as well as add to your own personal knowledge of local history.   For membership info, follow this link. 


  • Laura Hook

    President - Lemon Grove Historical Society Laura has been a Lemon Grove resident since 1981 serving as Secretary on the historical society board and as a docent in the Parsonage Museum when not volunteering in other capacities. She and her husband, John, raised two children in town, prompting Laura to volunteer as PTA President of San Miguel Elementary and Helix Charter High School. She served as PTA Council President for the Lemon Grove School District. Laura served as a Lemon Grove Planning Commissioner, participant in various civic workshops, and somehow found time to pursue a career as a Kaiser Hospital Unit Coordinator. Along with her presidential duties, Laura is the LGHS liaison to the San Diego Museum Council.

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