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Lunch & Lecture: Notable Gardens of England with Yvonne Savio
January 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
England: Chelsea Flower Show, Prince Charles’ Highgrove Organic Sustainable Garden, “Mother” of Cottage Gardening Marjery Fish
Speaker Yvonne Savio will discuss her travels to several notable gardens in England and share techniques that we can use in your own Southern California gardens.
Yvonne Savio grew up on a 3/4-acre hillside lot in Pasadena growing year-round fruits and vegetables and flowers with lots of manure and compost and “making do” before it was called recycling or repurposing. She knows what “harvested at the perfect moment of ripeness” means and enjoys enabling others to enjoy the benefits of “growing your own.” For 36 years, she worked for the University of California, conferring with statewide vegetable, fruit, and ornamentals specialists; then revitalizing the Los Angeles County Master Gardener Volunteer Program, teaching 1150 Master Gardeners who then served 1.3 million county residents. In 2015 she initiated her website – www.GardeningInLA.net – where she blogs every other week or so about what’s actually happening in her Pasadena garden, posts intriguing gardening news articles, and invites everyone to submit gardening events and job opportunities open to the public.
11:30 am: Lunch
12 Noon: Talk begins
Fee: $40 Member/$50 Non-Member for Lunch & Lecture and Free Member/$5 Non-Member for Lecture only.