SPPC Speakers & Events–2020
All meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
Shepard Garden & Arts Center (SG&AC)
3330 McKinley Boulevard, Sacramento

The club makes a special effort to have a yearly program dedicated to education, discovery, and just plain fun for its members.   You are  invited to provide suggestions to our Program Chair for lecture subjects of interest and new garden or nursery tours.

Nonmembers are welcome to attend our evening lecture meetings; however, garden tours are open only to SPPC members.  The SPPC website and bi-monthly newsletters will provide details regarding lectures and direction to tours.  

Calendar 2020      

January 23 – 7 p.m.
Jennifer Jewell – The Earth in Her Hands
February 27 – 7 p.m.
Lori Ann Asmus – Don’t Get Caught with Your Plants Down!
March 7  – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Spring Obsession Art Show at Ironstone Winery – car pool – rain cancels
March 8 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SG&AC Annual Clean-Up Day
March 14-15 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Spring Plant Sale at SG&AC
March 21 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
17th Annual Gardener’s Market at SG&AC
April 7 – 9 a.m. to noon
Wildflower Tour of Snipes-Pershing Park, Orangevale with Lee Perrone – car pool – rain cancels
April 12 – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Gardens at Lake Merritt, Oakland; Marcia Donahue, Berkeley; Keeyla Meadows, Albany – car pool – rain cancels  
April 28 – 9 a.m. to noon
Wildflower Tour of South Yuba River State Park with Lee Perrone – carpool – rain cancels
May 1-4
Tour of Los Angeles gardens; car or bus
May 14
Blue Bird Haven Iris Garden, Somerset – car pool, $5 fee per car) – rain cancels
May 19 – 9 a.m. to noon
Tour of Land Park and Hollywood Park gardens – car pool – rain cancels
May 28 – 7 p.m. Bryan Young – Bringing Back Our Native Grasslands
June TBA
Daylily Days at Amador Flower Farm; food available for sale or bring lunch – car pool 
June 11 
In Season Nursery, Stockton with stop at Cosumnes Preserve – car pool
June 18 – 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Karen Loro’s native plant garden, Nevada City. Optional stop at High Hand for lunch and shopping – car pool – rain cancels 
June 25 – 7 p.m.
Andrea MacDonald – The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet
July 17-20
Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden, Digging Dog Nursery and other sites – car pool
July & August 
No General Meeting
August 1 – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Harvest Day – Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
September TBA
Quarryhill Botanical Garden, Glen Ellen
September 24 – 7 p.m.
Guy Galante – Coexisting with Coyotes
October 3-4  –  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fall Plant Sale at SG&AC
October 17 
Winery bus tour (two winery gardens, plus one nursery; includes Korbel)
October 22 – 7 p.m.
Keith Smith – An I-5 Safari in 1850
October TBA 
Local gardens for fall color
November & December
No General Meeting
December (date to be announced)
Holiday Potluck Dinner