The Village Garden Club of La Jolla

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This Month's Meeting:

NOVEMBER 15, 2018


“Change Your Holiday Philosophy for 2018”

SPEAKERS: Floral Duet – Casey Schwartz and Kit Wertz


Casey Schwartz and Kit Wertz are sisters and partners in the flower design studio, Flower Duet, in Torrance, California. They regularly present workshops at The Huntington Library and have been guest speakers at The San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, the 2nd Annual Slow Flowers Summit, and many garden clubs. They credit their longstanding relationship with wholesalers and flower farmers at the Los Angeles Flower Mart, as well as familiarity with seasonal product sourcing for their success.

Flower Duet’s presentation will demonstrate an event holiday centerpiece technique that permits each guest to take home part of the arrangement at the end of the event. They also will demonstrate how to integrate rich jewel tones into home decoration by using natural accents found in nature, flowers, and foliage.

Club Happenings and Information

Holiday Luncheon

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Important Meeting and Parking Information!


The valet parking service will again help us park more efficiently in the parking structure; and a certain number of spaces will be marked handicapped under the solar panels. However, because we have more members than the number of parking spaces available to Congregation Beth Israel, parking may remain a challenge.

As before, our options are:

  • Street parking;

  • Park at UTC, near Towne Centre Drive – they are not yet charging for parking; or

  • Carpool. If a person took just one other member, we would halve the number of spaces needed.

Entry to the Social Hall

We have been notified that for security reasons, the Service Entrance may now only be used by those with set-up material, such as Ways & Means or Horticulture, where a cart will be needed.

All others, including those bringing refreshments, posters, or plant cuttings must use the Main Entrance, or use the stairs in the parking structure and enter by the gate.

By Popular Demand!

Here is Lois Stanton's Recipe for Sesame Cheese Wafers

Expressions in Arts & Flowers

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Growing Edibles on the Coast


By Arthur Dawson

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