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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
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Join Us for A Tuscan Feast: Seeds of Transformation 2017 

You are invited to join PCGC in celebrating a successful year of raising funds to support school and community gardens for Northwest Pasadena's most isolated families. Seeds of Transformation: A Tuscan Feast will take place on Saturday, April 29, in the magnificent gardens of Robinson House at 195 South Grand Ave. We'll toast PCGC's accomplishments, including building four - and now almost five - gardens and underwriting a full-time Master Gardener to serve 5,000 students. Hope to see you there! Click
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Please Join PCGC and Union Pasadena’s Chef Bruce Kalman At the Historic Henry A. Robinson House April 29, 2017

Click here to purchase tickets The Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy is pleased to announce that Chef Bruce Kalman of Pasadena's renowned Union Restaurant will create a fabulous buffet of Northern Italian cuisine for guests at our 2017 Seeds of Transformation Garden Party on Saturday, April 29, at the Henry A. Robinson House. Chef Bruce, a James Beard award nominee and star of the Food Network, is known for designing what he calls "a deeply personal, seasonally Californian interpretation of Northern
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Save the Date: April 29, 2017 – Seeds of Transformation Garden Party at the historic Henry Robinson House

Pasadena's historic Henry Robinson House, a 1905 Greene and Greene masterpiece of the Arts & Crafts movement, will be the scene of PCGC's Seeds of Transformation Garden Party. We'll be celebrating our Fifth Anniversary in the magnificent gardens of this estate on South Grand Ave., dining on the Northern Italian-inspired cuisine of passionate Chef Bruce Kalman, of Union Restaurant. And we'll be pairing Chef Kalman's fare with fine wines and creative cocktails. Tickets start at $150 and will be available soon.
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In The News: Pasadena Public-Private Partnership Harvests New School Garden in a ‘Food Desert’

nov-2016-garden-open ALTADENA, CA, Nov. 16, 2017 - A partnership between the Pasadena Unified School District and the Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy celebrated the first harvest at their latest school garden, Altadena's Franklin Elementary School. The party included a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Terry Tornek and Patrick Conyers, Executive Director of the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF). "I want to extend my hand in friendship to the parents and students here today," said Beth Hansen, Chair
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The Conservancy Awards $70,000 to PUSD for Educational Garden Projects Thanks to Donors’ Generous and Loyal Contributions

[portfolio_slideshow id=1552] Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy awarded $70,000 in grants to the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) to support school gardens to improve family health and nutrition, enhance science education, and help increase parental involvement in the schools. The funds, awarded via the Pasadena Educational Foundation, will be used to support two new school-based gardens, at Pasadena High School and Franklin Elementary School, and to create a new full-time consultancy position at PUSD for a certificate-holding Master Gardener to coordinate the district’s
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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
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LINCOLN RESTAURANT at Villa-Parke on March 20!

a2e02612-6b1b-4b5e-95bc-eb15f4d46222         LINCOLN RESTAURANT, Pasadena’s new favorite gathering place known for fresh, seasonable cuisine, will be catering our event! Both Chef Christine Moore and Pastry Chef Cecelia Leung will be working to design a cutting-edge menu to delight one and all. L.A. Times Restaurant Reviewer Jonathan Gold described LINCOLN as “a great Eastside destination” that will “bowl you over.” We will get to enjoy Lincoln’s yummies without the long lines, the parking
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Madison Elementary Groundbreaking Ceremony is on January 30

Please join PCGC to see where your donor dollars are heading next! PCGC is the proud sponsor of construction of the Madison Elementary School Garden and Orchard. Pupils will be working daily in this K-5 garden, as it will be incorporated into the State of California's new pre-science curriculum for elementary students. Come and be an honored guest at the garden's Groundbreaking Ceremony! Madison Garden V3 G (1)
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