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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

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
  • Mary’s Organic Chicken ‘Two Ways’Chicken Breast topped with Chopped Tomatoes, Black Olives, and

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