2013 Speaker Series
The speakers series has been CANCELLED for 2013.
Thanks for your support!
"The Revolutionary Yardscape: Creative Solutions For Garden Design"
Thursday, January 24, 2013
A pioneer in the art of using recycled materials in cutting-edge garden design, Matthew Levesque is the program director and master of recycled art at the nonprofit San Francisco company Building Resources and its side project, The Red Shovel Glass Company. Matthew uses his design skills and background in building to divert reusable materials from landfills and provide inspiring ways of transforming them into useful and beautiful landscape projects. His popular book, The Revolutionary Yardscape, is now in its second printing. Have you designed and built garden projects using repurposed materials? Bring them to share! We'll have small objects and photographs of larger projects on display.
"Light In The Garden"
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Saxon Holt has combined his career as a photographer with a lifelong love of gardening. His work has appeared in dozens of books and gardening magazines. His images are in demand from publishers worldwide and he has worked for magazines as diverse as Pacific Horticulture and Architectural Digest. He is best known locally for his work as principal photographer of East Bay Municipal Utility District’s seminal book, Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates, and has photographed eleven books, including The American Meadow Garden, Hardy Succulents, and Homegrown Herbs. He is Photography Program Director at San Francisco Botanical Garden. An entertaining and inspirational speaker, his glorious photographs will be featured in his presentation.
"Saving Heirloom Beans: In The Garden And On The Plate"
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Owner of the renowned Rancho Gordo New World Specialty Foods and author of Heirloom Beans: Recipes from Rancho Gordo, Steve Sando is hailed as a leader in the local agriculture and heirloom seed movements. He supports sustainable and local agriculture by using northern California farmers to grow most of his crops. His products are coveted by restaurateurs as diverse as Thomas Keller of The French Laundry and Rick Bayless of Frontera Grill. In 2008, Steve and Rancho Gordo were #2 on the Saveur Magazine’s esteemed Saveur 100 list. Steve‘s colorful storytelling and exuberant style are not to be missed. Sample Steve’s wonderful recipes at the reception.