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PCGC Visits Art Center’s Garden

Eighteen Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy supporters spent part of February 25, 2013, as guests of Art Center College of Design President Lorne Buchman, visiting Art Center’s community garden. Two of our supporters are Heidrun Mumper-Drumm, Director of Sustainable Design at Art Center, and Linda Estrada, Director of Transportation and Sustainability. They showed us around the two-year-old garden, which is open to faculty and students. President Buchman addressed our group, emphasizing how important sustainability is to the core mission of Art
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Saks Charity Luncheon Benefits Pasadena Community Gardens

Thanks to one of our founding members, Patti Johns Eisenberg, the Conservancy was the beneficiary of a fundraising luncheon in January 2013 at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills that raised more than $1,500 for community gardens in Pasadena. A group of Conservancy donors enjoyed mini-makeovers with Giorgio Armani make-up, then previewed Giorgio Armani Collezioni’s new spring line, before sitting down to a lovely luncheon and fashion show. Saks donated 10% of the proceeds of our donors’ shopping that day to
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What A Menu!

Check out the menu for the “Can U Dig It?” Event on November 4th. Hors d’Oeuvres
  • Crispy Porobello Mushrooms with Truffle Aioli
  • House-made Mozzarella Cheese with Olive Tapenade on Brioche
  • Scottish Salmon Tartare on Potato Chips with House-Pickled Cucumber and Avocado
First Course
  • Harvest Salad of Organic Red and Green Leaf Lettuce
  • Creamy Feta Dressing with Heirloom Tomatoes and Cucumbers Pickled in House
  • Walnuts Candied in House, Sliced Pears, Dried Currants and Cranberries
  • Sprinkled with Fried Shallots
Entree
  • Mary’s Organic Chicken ‘Two Ways’Chicken Breast topped with Chopped Tomatoes, Black Olives, and
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Can You Dig It? – A Great Success for Community Gardens

The Conservancy welcomed nearly 120 supporters to Can You Dig It?, our Sustainable Sunday Supper, a fundraising dinner on November 4, 2012, at AKA Bistro. The event helped us earn a great net return to help The Conservancy build a fund at the Pasadena Community Foundation for community gardens in Pasadena. Restauranteur Robert Simon of AKA Bistro, and Executive Chef Jonathan Weiner, worked with a committee that included several of our 30 founding members to create a farm-to-table menu of locally-sourced
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