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Thank you for making Garden Feast 2022 a Success!

Thank you to everyone who helped make Garden Feast a fabulous success! Together we raised $400,000 to support our youth education programs and extraordinary plant collections!

It was wonderful to gather in the beautiful Celebration Garden, which hosted Garden Feast for the first time. Our special guest speaker Robin Wall Kimmerer inspired generosity, learning, and a shared love of plants. A special thank you goes out to our amazing Champion Sponsors Delle Maxwell and Pat Hanrahan and co-chairs Sarah Ryan and Saul Nadler, the whole event committee and all our generous sponsors! We are also grateful to the more than 60 volunteers who gave their valuable time to this event! We deeply appreciate everyone's contributions! See you in the Garden soon! 

Save the Date for next year's Garden Feast: May 20, 2023

Join us at Garden Feast!

Saturday, May 14

11am - 2pm

Celebration Garden

with special guest speaker 

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Celebrated author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants and Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses

A delightful reception, auction, and delicious luncheon with fellow Garden lovers benefiting our youth education programs and extraordinary plant collections

Event Chairs

Saul Nadler

Sarah Ryan

Event Committee

Don Baldocchi

Julie Baldocchi

Janice Barger

Jane Chin

Anki Gelb

John Kirkpatrick

Stephanie Linder

Cynthia Snorf Livermore

Delle Maxwell

Carla McKay

Eva Monroe

Claire Myers

Julie Parish

Jennifer Petersen

Sandra Swanson

Wendy Tonkin

Dr. Joanne Whitney

Ruth Wilcox

Susan Zetzer

Thank You Garden Feast 2022 Sponsors


Delle Maxwell & Pat Hanrahan


Tish Brown

Anki & Larry Gelb

Will & Julie Parish

Helen McKenna Ridley & Allan Ridley

Stuart & Sarah Ryan

Ruth & Kenneth Wilcox

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Don Baldocchi

Julie Chase Baldocchi

Rita Comes Charitable Trust

James H. Green, Jr.

Dr. Roger & Mary Greenberg

Sara Malone

Monica Martin

Pisces Foundation

Lawrence Pitts

Sylvia Seufferlein

Wendy Tonkin


Paul B. Althouse

Raquel Baldocchi

Dr. Joseph & Mrs. Clara Barbaccia

Joan L. Cooke & Robert Lafore

Pamela Rummage Culp

Vic Quattrin & Margaret

Naraghi Quattrin

Gina Solomon

Joanne Whitney

David & Barbara Whitridge



Frank & Mary Beth Almeda

Zoee Astrachan & Andrew Dunbar,


Janice & Matthew Barger

Paul & Sandra Bessières

Jane Chin & James Wong

Courtney Clarkson & Roy Leggitt

Donna Colson

Greg Colvin & Donna Emerson

Daniel Nolan Design

Bart & Ditty Deamer

Bonnie Eva Demergasso

Ms. Frances E. Dependahl

Karen Duderstadt

Tony Farrell & Kathy Heinze

First Republic Bank

Mary C. Fishman

Lynn Fuller


Pat Gordon

Kimberley Harmon

MaryLou Heslet

Mary & Saxon Holt

Carol Izumi & Frank Wu

Ron & Cheryl Karpowicz

Anne & Jeff Katz

John Kirkpatrick

Mary R. Lee

Stephanie Linder & Eamon O'Byrne

Cynthia Snorf Livermore

Carla McKay & Martha Ehrenfeld

Christopher Minnes

Eva Monroe

Dennis Orwig & Vickie Feldstein

Chris and Patty Peper

Bill & Joanne Prieur

Rock & Rose Landscapes

Karen Sanford

Selamat Designs

The Serwin Family

Shanette Kay Photography

Jane Singer

Sandra Swanson

Ariane Trelaun & Joe Amon

Diane & Bill Wara

Susan Zetzer

Stephanie Zheng

Media Sponsor

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Wine Sponsors

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Listing as of May 5, 2022

Robin Wall Kimmerer


Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, which has earned Kimmerer wide acclaim. Her first book, Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing, and her other work has appeared in Orion, Whole Terrain, and numerous scientific journals. She tours widely and has been featured on NPR’s On Being with Krista Tippett and in 2015 addressed the general assembly of the United Nations on the topic of “Healing Our Relationship with Nature.” Kimmerer lives in Syracuse, New York, where she is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology, and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, whose mission is to create programs which draw on the wisdom of both indigenous and scientific knowledge for our shared goals of sustainability.

As a writer and a scientist, her interests in restoration include not only restoration of ecological communities, but restoration of our relationships to land. She holds a BS in Botany from SUNY ESF, an MS and PhD in Botany from the University of Wisconsin and is the author of numerous scientific papers on plant ecology, bryophyte ecology, traditional knowledge and restoration ecology. She lives on an old farm in upstate New York, tending gardens both cultivated and wild.

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