The Village Garden Club of La Jolla

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In Memoriam

Adrienne Green
November 8, 1919- September 12, 2015
A Founding Member of The Village Garden Club of La Jolla


Friday, October 9, 2015
9:00 A.M.
San Diego Botanic Garden
230 Quail Garden Drive
Encinitas, California 92024
You are invited to join family and friends of Adrienne in a time of remembrance of this woman who inspired us all to connect with the beauty and serenity of plants, flowers, and nature.  Join us as we gather to remember the many ways in which Adrienne touched our lives.  Adrienne was one of the founders of our Garden Club and the philosophical drive behind its success.  Even if she was not a close friend or confidant, all members of the Club were touched by her vision and outreach.  In celebrating her life, we will gather to share our stories, or to simply reflect on the life of a gentle but strong woman who touched us so deeply.  
Light refreshments will be served.
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers donations be made to:

The Village Garden Club of La Jolla
1140 Wall Street, #783, La Jolla, CA 92038
A Bench in Adrienne’s Memory
Speakers Fund
Meet the Masters
The San Diego Botanic Garden
(Honoring Adrienne Green)
P.O. Box 230005, Encinitas, CA 92023

This Month's Meeting

October 22, 2015                                                              (open to the public $15.00 fee for guests)

 How Countries and Communities Worldwide
are Coping with Drought Conditions

Speaker: Charles Fishman

While we continue to work on our drip irrigation systems and collect buckets of shower water to throw on our flowers, we need to also think about water on the regional level.  What can be done to ameliorate this boom and bust cycle? In The Big Thirst, Charles Fishman introduces us to fascinating stories of communities who have faced these cycles and those who have not. He discusses how water usage by necessity must remain a regional issue and how drought stricken areas have begun to solve their problem.

Mr. Fishman is a former reporter for the Washington Post and currently writes for the business magazine Fast Company.  He has won 3 UCLAs Gerald Loeb Awards, the most prestigious award in business journalism.  In addition to writing The Big Thirst, he wrote The Wal-Mart Effect, and most recently, A Curious Mind with Brian Grazer.

Although his book was first published in 2011, it continues to be relevant.  In addition to discussing information in his book he will bring us up to date on how the worldwide communities he discusses are faring as well as discuss our own Southern California region.  It promises to be a fascinating hour.

Marketplace Vendors for OCTOBER'S Meeting

Bontanica SD
Laura Eubanks of Design for Serenity

New Meeting Location!

The New location of our monthly meetings is:

Congregation Beth Israel
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122


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The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. Our plan for having lots of parking was challenged at the September meeting. We are now asking you to access the parking garage through the CBI parking lot. Rather than turning on Towne Centre Gateway, please go to the second light, which is Golden Haven, and go to the first light (Renaissance) and make a left-turn into the CBI lot. Drive straight through the lot and you can park on any level of the parking garage. It is also okay to park in the CBI lot, particularly if you need handicap access.  But only use the elevator to the kitchen if you are part of the setup.

Thank you for your flexibility and support in learning the ins and outs of the new venue!

 Also, if possible, please carpool with friends to the meetings. Carpooling saves money, is less stressful, is more fun, and helps the environment.