The Monthly Speaker Program is open to the community.
at the PGC Clubhouse:
Current Programs for 2020-2021
Thursday, October 15, 2020: Janis Searles Jones, CEO of the Ocean Conservancy
Wednesday, November 18, 2020: Photography Workshop w/Yoni Mayeri, Orinda Garden Club, Zone XII, prospective Photography Judge
“IPHONEOGRAPHY, Using Your Smartphone To Take Extraordinary Images”
Friday, January 22, 2021: Allyson Hayward, Noted International Author, Lecturer, and Landscape Historian
Thursday, February 18: Jennifer Jewell (gardener, garden writer, gardening educator and advocate)
“THE EARTH IN HER HANDS – CULTIVATING CONNECTIONS THROUGH GARDENING”
Thursday, March 18, 2021: Eileen Stark (ecological landscape designer, consultant, writer, and photographer)
Friday, April 16, 2021: Marta McDowell, (Author, Consultant, Instructor, GCA Zone IV)
History of Guest Speakers
January 16: Anne Scott, “Jewelry Just Faux Fun”
October, Conservation:Plastic Purge: How to use Less Plastic, Eat Better, Keep Toxins Out of Your Body, and Help Save Sea Turtles! Michael SanClements, PhD.
November,Photography: Pacific Light, Doug Steakley.
January, Horticulture: The Science and Culture of Coffee, Sarada Krishnan, PhD.
February,Community Outreach: Gorgeous Again? Restoring the Scenic Columbia River Gorge, Panel with Lisa Platt, Moderator.
March,Garden History & Design, Weaving Spring Blooms into Your Garden, Marietta and Ernie O’Byrne, ” A Tapestry Garden.”
April, Floral Design, Living Floral, Margot Shaw
May, Andrea Wulf, author, “Founding Gardeners” and other books.
September, The Intertwine: A Collective Impact Model For Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas Panel with Mike Wetter – Executive Director, Intertwine Alliance; Mike Houck – Executive Director Urban Greenspaces Institute; and Dr. Phil Wu, Intertwine Alliance Board (Community Outreach)
October, Truly Compelling Combinations – Creating Sizzle and Subtlety, Brenda Adams, Gardens by Design (Garden History & Design/Horticulture)
November 1, Impact Investing and TPGC, Lori Flexer, Jim Rudd & Mary Lago, Ferguson Wellman (Community Outreach)
January, C-Change Conversations (creating effective dialogue on climate change), Kathleen Biggins, (Conservation)
February, Garden Goddesses: Four California Women and their Legendary Gardens, Donald Olson (GH&D)
March, The Real Dirt: How the Soil with Save Us, Kristin Ohlson (Horticulture)
April, Wildflower Highlights: California Superblooms to the Gorge and Mount Adams, Darryl Lloyd (Photography) Plus workshop with Digits
May, Floral Diplomacy at the White House, Laura Dowling (Floral Design) Plus afternoon workshop for Hand-Tied Bouquets