On Friday, November 7, 2014, a full house of TPF admirers plus board members, staff and volunteers raised their glasses at the Third Annual Gathering of Friends: Brewing up Support at Golden Road Brewing in L.A. The evening couldn’t have been better: an exciting venue, craft beer, delicious food and plenty of generous donations – more than $23,700 – to help TPF build its new educational facilities.
The festivities also included a slide show of event sponsors and colorful native plants, two floors of rooms to explore, spaces for socializing and games and entertainment by the amazing Dustbowl Revival (we want you back!). Cool perks, too: everyone went home with a TPF glass emblazoned with the words California Plants for California Gardens and a cork coaster with the TPF logo! Another fun event is planned for next year.
Special appreciation to Kate Mrgudic for coordinating our Gathering of Friends, to all who donated – and to our event sponsors, below. The Foundation’s growth and success depends on your ongoing generosity.
California Green Press
Cinnabar California, Inc.
Dake Luna Consultants
ecotone studios | Joshua Link
Ms. Barbara Eisenstein
Foothill Municipal Water District
Goodway Print & Copy
O.F. Wolfinbarger, Inc.
Shelley Powsner & Steve Skrovan
Southern California Pottery
Troller Mayer Associates, Inc.
American Society of Landscape Architects, Southern California Chapter
Annie’s Annuals & Perennials
California Native Plant Society, LA/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter
Golden Road Brewing
Jan C. Scow Consulting Arborists, LLC
Kate Mrgudic & Joe Stauffer
Kramar’s Iron and Metal, Inc.
La Cañada Printsmith
Matilija California Native Plant & Iris Nursery
Oakley Gardens | Margaret & Phillip Oakley Otto
Scrub Jay Studios | Andreas Hessing
Stover Seed Company
In-kind: Michael Hamilton, Orly Olivier Photography, Patagonia, Rain Barrels Intl.
Ticket sponsors: Avril Martin, Cassy Aoyagi, DJ Peterson, Eric Callow, Janica Jones, Jeff Jamison, Melina Kiely, Michael Hamilton, Snowdy Dodson, Kathy Tardy