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September Chapter Meeting

WHEN: Saturday, September 13, 2014



Talk by Susan Handjian, formerly with East Bay MUD Water Conservation


El Sobrante Library
4191 Appian Way
El Sobrante, CA


Pot Luck Lunch and Scion Exchange planning meeting at Noon, business meeting at 1:30 PM, Talk at 2 PM


Susan Handjian will be speaking on the current drought - some climate history, an updated overview of the drought, and strategies for dealing with prolonged dryness in the garden.

Susan spent her career as a water conservation representative for East Bay Municipal Utility District, teaching customers how to save water in the landscape. She is a co-author of EBMUD's plant book, Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates. She now does private consulting, and has been a Bay-Friendly educator since 2002. She lectures and gives classes throughout the Bay Area about a variety of topics related to sustainable gardening practices.

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Members will also discuss specific fruits for specific climates in the Bay Area.

This event is free and open to the public.
Newcomers are always welcome -- Do bring a friend!


Directions to the El Sobrante Library.

From SF and Penninsula:

Take I-80/101 across the Bay Bridge, continuing on I-80 E toward Sacramento. Take the El Portal exit from I-80 E. Turn right onto El Portal Drive, left onto San Pablo Dam Road and then left onto Appian Way. Take the next left. The library is on the left.

From Sacramento:

Take I-80 W to the Appian Way exit. Turn left onto Appian Way, bearing slightly right after 1.2 miles. and follow this road to Appian Way in El Sobrante. The library will be on your right, just past Garden Road.

From Concord/Walnut Creek:

Take I-680 W to 24 E. Take 24 E toward Oakland. Take the San Pablo Dam Road exit and follow San Pable Dam Road to Appian Way. Right onto Appian Way and then the first left. The library is on the left.

You do not need to be a CRFG member to attend although of course we hope you'll join.

FOR MORE INFO: Call 415-246-8834
or e-mail John Valenzuela

Questions or comments? Send email to the Golden Gate Chapter.

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