Growing to the size of a small tree in six months, Eupatorium purpureum
stands tall on strong stems,
making an excellent border for the back of the late summer/early fall garden. Spot it along the south border of the lawn "allee" (alley) leading to the Zellerbach Garden of Perennials and in this month's
Sometimes there is just no better way to celebrate a beautiful garden than to invite 500 of your closest friends for an alfresco luncheon. Once again, a magical dining tent will be center stage on the Great Meadow for Garden Feast. This year we will begin the festivities in the adjacent Demonstration Garden sampling local organic nibbles grown sustainably.
Remember when "organic" really meant "hard to chew"? Well that's all over now. The tasting reception in the Demonstration Garden and the luncheon prepared by sustainable caterer jZcool Catering Co. will surprise and delight you. I've had three of jZcool's meals, and I'm here to tell you, they are delicious!
If you haven't yet guessed, this year's Garden Feast is all about sustainability. Our speaker, Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, will share his thoughts on sustainable living. If, like me, you have not yet read this book, I suggest you contact our Garden Bookstore or drop by and pick up a copy. (I'm on my way there right now!)
So bring your friends, enjoy this remarkable Garden, and feel good about learning more of what sustainability is all about -- including how you can support the planet every day while enjoying its bounty. This is going to be one fun event. I look forward to seeing you there.
Executive Director, San Francisco Botanical Garden Society
Join us at the Garden Party of the Year!
Annual Benefit Luncheon in the Garden Celebrating the Bond between People & Plants
Reserve a seat today--tickets are going fast!
Join Honorary Chairs Marianne and Richard Peterson for a relaxed event acknowledging the importance of sustainable gardens and organic foods. Guest speaker, Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, and The Botany of Desire will share his thoughts on sustainable living.
Festivities will include a "tasting" reception of organic treats by local purveyors and a silent auction offering rare plants and specialty tours of businesses promoting sustainable practices. Guests will be treated to a sumptuous mid-day meal crafted by jZcool featuring local organic and sustainably produced ingredients.
Reminding SFBGS members that the next Members-Only "After-hours Aperitifs" event will be held Thursday, October 19. Please come and join us for some light refreshments and lively conversation at our quarterly "members' mixer." Josie Iselin and Mary Ellen Hannibal will join us to sign copies of their new book, leaves & pods, celebrating the beauty and diversity of leaves and the protective pods that cradle their seeds. Copies will be available for purchase at the event, as well as gift memberships to SFBGS. Watch your mailbox for your invitation! Reservations are required. Please call (415) 564-3239, ext. 303 or register online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not a member of SFBGS, or need to renew your membership? It's easy! Just log onto our website to purchase or renew your membership, or call the Membership Department at (415) 564-3239, ext. 303.