At the Garden: SF Botanical Garden Society's monthly newsletter : December 2, 2008
In this Issue
Support the Garden
This Month's Podcasts
Plants as Food Books
Members' Holiday Gathering
until the End of the Season Clearance Plant Sale
Buy One, Get One Free!
Our 2009 Wall and Easel Calendars, printed in Florence, Italy feature antiquarian images from the National Agricultural Library's collection. Now at the Garden Bookstore.
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Two hundred and twenty-five million years ago in the Jurassic Period when dinosaurs roamed the swamps of Pangaea, the era of cycads arrived. They were the first cone-bearing seed plants to appear, along with ginkgos and conifers. Look for Cycads in the newly renovated Ancient Plant Garden and in this month's "In Bloom
" feature, complete with photos, a plant profile and exact locations.
From the Executive Director
I am writing you on a VERY unseasonably warm November day, which makes thinking about the coming year-end and the holidays seem very far off. But, of course, they are not. Retailers are pushing their holiday advertising out earlier than ever this year as they -- and all of us -- make what plans we can to deal with this strange and unpleasant economic situation …
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This Month's Podcasts
Botanical Treasure Chest
SF Botanical Garden is a living ecosystem with an extraordinary
diversity of plants and animals. According to Don Mahoney,
curator of plant collections, it is a one-of-a-kind botanical
Center for Sustainable Gardening
Laura Hartman, with the architectural firm of Fernau & Hartman, talks about the Center for Sustainable Gardening, and offers her vision of what sustainable gardening might look like.
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Round up the family and join us for a holiday tradition at the Botanical Garden! Create unique, festive wreaths and garlands to usher in the season, using colorful greens and cuttings straight from the Garden.
At the Garden Bookstore
Gifts for the Foodies on your List
Looking for a gift for someone whose taste in plants always seems to lean towards those that can actually be tasted? The Garden Bookstore is now carrying these great, new books about food: The Complete Book of Garlic, The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market Cookbook, and Chef's Garden: Fresh Produce for Small Spaces.
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Celebrate a Life,
Honor a Memory
Commemorative benches are now available for placement in a choice of peaceful settings throughout the Garden. Please contact Heidi Wohlwend at (415) 661-1316 ext. 304. Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Final Members' Event of 2008: Holiday Extravaganza on Thursday, December 4th
Update your calendar: the date of the next Quarterly Members' Get-Together is not December 18th as mentioned in the recently mailed Leaflet, but is Thursday, December 4th, from 5 to 7 pm. This is our famed Holiday gathering, and it promises to be another winner…
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