Leah Rottke

Program Coordinator



  • Ornamental Horticulture

Contact Info:

Phone: 619-660-4261
Office: M-109




OH 102   Xeriscape: Water Conservation in the Landscape

OH 120  Fundamentals of Ornamental Horticulture

OH 180   Plant Materials: Annuals and Perennials

OH 260  Arboriculture

OH 263  Urban Forestry 

OH 266  Science in Practice for Arboriculture



2017 M.S. Washington State University, Agriculture; 1989 Southwestern College, Ornamental Horticulture


Professional History:

Adjunct faculty, horticulture, Cuyamaca and Southwestern colleges; Horticultural Journalist and Author; Area Forester, San Diego Gas and Electric Co.; Parks Maintenance Inspector, City of Chula Vista



Certified Arborist, International Society of Arboriculture; Consulting Academy Graduate, American Society of Consulting Arborists, 2003; co-author of The Home Orchard Handbook, Quarry Books, 2011; author of over fifty articles published in horticulture industry and trade magazines.