Las Pilitas Nursery
California Native Plants are all we grow!
This website is dedicated to Bert Wilson. His genius continues to inspire us.
Our Escondido location closes April 30th, 2016! Now 40% off all retail sales in Escondido! Our Santa Margarita and Online stores will continue to operate. Read Update
Owner and Creator of Las Pilitas
Two years college classes, Bakersfield Junior College 1970-1972, worked his way through Cal Poly as a gardener 1974-1976, Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry from Cal Poly, SLO 1976
Graduate work on Cadmium Accumulation in Agricultural Soils, 1976-1980, (The 1980 recession finished the thesis..)
California Licensed Landscape Contractor, specializing in native plants of California, 1977-1994. Moved the license to inactive, C-27 license number 345678. Yes, really.
Volunteer Fire Fighter, EMT, San Luis Obispo County Fire Dept, 1980-1994
Oversaw numerous native plant restoration and mitigation projects. 1985-1995. Stopped to keep remaining hair.
at present he...
Manages day to day operations at Las Pilitas
Web Site development. After a terrible series of
disasters with MS products moved to linux and other opensource
software. (We have not had a windows machine for more then a
Supports Opensuse, Gentoo, Python, Postgresql, Mysql, and Tryton
(Our resident mad scientist that practices altruism)
2 years classes Bakersfield Junior College- 1970-1972, Bachelor of Science Biology, Cal Poly,- 1978
Masters in Biological Sciences from Cal Poly, SLO-1999
Biologist, conducted numerous biological surveys
Plant Taxonomy (tries to figure out what the
wilted dead stick we bring her is) we try to check every species we
grow. Sometimes we miss something.
Quality control (has trouble keeping up with all of our "great ideas") The unly one hair who can spel.
Cuesta Community College 1996-1998
Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences, Cal Poly, SLO, 2003 (was driving from King City and working two jobs)
At the nursery ...
Pulls most of your mail orders
Wrote lots of funky web pages (many of the bird and butterfly pages)
Weeding, culling, weeding, organizing, weeding
Writes off and on for several magazines. Has had articles in Fine Gardening, and other publications.
Has worked in the nursery since she was 2.
Mathematics degree from Cal Poly, SLO
The techie son that lives in San Francisco and is in charge of our three data base monsters and a Garden of his own.
Actually works another full time job for a computer company. (All of us work about 80 hours a week, so whats new?)
*Is delighted by his position next to the family pets*
(our geek, in charge of database and code since he was 14, really bad code, but still better than Bert's)