Event Pictures

Thank you for Planting Seeds of Transformation, 2017

[portfolio_slideshow id=1605] Hundreds of friends and patrons of Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy attended a magnificent en plein air party Saturday, April 29 as The Conservancy celebrated a successful year of raising funds to support school and community gardens for Northwest Pasadena’s most underserved families. Under deep blue skies and a brilliant sun, friends and donors of the Conservancy explored the intricately planned gardens of the historic 1905 Henry A. Robinson House perched atop the Arroyo Seco, and enjoyed delicious appetizers prepared by

Madison Elementary Community Garden Opening Ceremony

[portfolio_slideshow id=1358] If you missed this warm and wonderful event, you missed the fun of mingling with the Madison parents and children and eating healthy fruit and pretzel snacks together (thanks to Board Member Stephanie Hall.) We tried out our Spanish, wielded a few shovels, and listened to the many words of gratitude from Mayor Terry Tornek, Superintendent Brian McDonald, and Madison Principal Juan Ruelas. The entire Pasadena School Board showed up! We're so grateful to the Pasadena Educational Foundation and the

Mayor Tornek Honors PCGC

The Conservancy received a Certificate of Recognition from Mayor Terry Tornek at Donor Recognition Day at the Villa-Parke Community Garden, on November 21, 2015. The certificate thanked our 350 donors for your "generous support of the educational programming at Villa-Parke Community Garden [which] has made a positive impact on the community." Dozens of PCGC donors turned out to meet Pasadena's new Director of Public Health, Michael Johnson, and other members of his team who will be working with the community gardeners at the

Tesla Pasadena Hosts Donor Cocktail Party for PCGC

Tesla Pasadena hosted a cocktail party on Jan. 23 to thank major donors to the upcoming Seeds of Transformation Garden Party to benefit community gardens for needy families in Northwest Pasadena supported by Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy. Donald and Taylor Hall underwrote the party, which featured international wines and a preview of "conscientious, sustainable cuisine" from trendy Westside caterer HeirloomLA, who will cater the Garden Party at the historic 1921 C.F.Braun Estate in San Marino on Friday, May 8. PCGC

Seeds of Transformation: A Garden Party At the James Allen Freeman House

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Karen and Michael Schneickert’s historic Pasadena mansion on Hillcrest Ave. was the perfect setting tonight for the annual fundraising Garden Party for the Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy, entitled “Seeds of Transformation.” Perfect not only because of the “transformation” theme: The Schneickert’s home, the 1913 James Allen Freeman House, underwent a three-year restoration prior to its acceptance as a National Trust for Historic Preservation property in 2011.

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