Monthly Programs

The Monthly Speaker Program begins in September and is open to the community.

Third Thursdays at the Clubhouse:
9:30am Social
10:15am Program

 Current Programs for 2019-2020

September 19: Carolyn Doepke Bennett,  “Your Garden Bed: Time to Change the Sheets?”(Garden History and Design)

October 17: Guido Rahr, “Where Have all the Wild Salmon Gone?”(Conservation).

November 21: Françoise Weeks, “Woodland and Botanical Couture Design” (Floral Design)

January 16: Anne Scott, “Jewelry Just Faux Fun” (Botanical Arts)

February 20: Deb Stoner,“Pay Attention to What You Pay Attention To” (Photography)

March 19: Eileen Stark, “Native By Design: Reimagine Beauty With More Habitat, Less Lawn” (Conservation/Design)

April 17 (Friday): Marta McDowell, “Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life”  (Garden History & Design/Horticulture)

History of Guest Speakers


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

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,PhotographyPacific 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.