Purchase your tickets now for these great speakers. Doors open at 7:00. Book signing & reception follow.
January 24, 2013: Matthew Levesque
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 the Red Shovel Glass Company. He has appeared on HGTV, the Discovery Channel, the San Francisco CBS affiliate, and other local broadcasts. His 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 as he presents “The Revolutionary Yardscape: Creative Solutions for Garden Design”.
February 28, 2013: Saxon Holt
Saxon Holt is widely recognized as one of the top photographers in the world of garden photography. 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. An entertaining and inspirational speaker, his glorious photographs will be featured in his presentation of “Light in the Garden”.
March 28, 2013: Steve Sando
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. His products are coveted by restaurateurs as diverse Thomas Keller
of The French Laundry and Rick Bayless of Frontera Grill. Steve and Rancho Gordo were named Number Two on Saveur magazine's prestigious The Saveur 100
list for 2008. Steve’s colorful storytelling and exuberant style are not to be missed in his presentation “Saving Heirloom Beans: In the Garden and on the Plate”. Sample Steve’s wonderful recipes at the reception.