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2020 Annual Report


“Belonging is an antidote to isolation. Compassion leads us to make the changes that we need to improve our lives and the lives of others. Resilience will help us thrive.”


“Unprecedented” That’s the word that defines 2020. Last year was the hottest year on record. We experienced multiple 110 degree days in Pasadena, 200 days without rain, devastating wildfires, oppressive smoke, all within the context of a global pandemic. Climate change is here, bringing with it many challenges. Nevertheless, our garden continues to be a resilient place of community. Since we were not able to gather in person, our Programs and Development Manager, Paloma Avila launched Earth Share with Levi Brewster, our Learning Naturalist. Earth Share is a series of Instagram live conversations with local environmentalists of color on the topic of caring for the Earth. We also pivoted to increase our virtual programming and outreach, and we published many great essays and interviews in Letters from the Garden, by Communications and Volunteer Manager, Andrew Jewell. In celebration of our 15th Anniversary, we launched a successful crowdfunding campaign for a $50,000 challenge grant. Because of your support we exceeded expectations and raised $120,000 in total. We celebrated the garden with a special edition anniversary poster by Margaret Gallagher. We received a grant from the Pasadena Community Foundation to replace our signage, and I am happy to share more details about all that we did with, in this year’s Annual Report. This deeply introspective time has led to a renewed sense of pride in the fact that Arlington Garden is the living transformation of a 2.5 acre parcel, acquired by CalTrans in the 1960s, and resurrected in 2005 to what is now a thriving, beautiful, welcoming place.

Because we were resilient, we were able to adapt quickly to the changing needs of the pandemic. When we garden, we care for the land. When we grieve for what we have lost, and when we are grateful for the abundance we receive, we become more compassionate. The isolation has brought to the surface the importance of having a sense of belonging, resilience, the need for compassion and reconciliation. Belonging is an antidote to isolation. Compassion leads us to make the changes that we need to improve our lives and the lives of others. Resilience will help us thrive. Reconciling with our past leads us to learning, changing and growing. Reconciliation is an antidote to climate change. We have seen the garden endure under these stressful environmental conditions, because it is ecologically resilient. As people, being resilient can more easily be achieved when one feels that they belong. We thank you for including Arlington Garden as a priority in your giving, so we can prioritize the care of the garden. We look forward to our Sweet 16 and continuing to celebrate the joy that our urban garden may bring to your life. We hope that our garden will continue to provide connection and a sense of joy and belonging, during these unprecedented times. With compassion, Michelle Matthews Executive Director, The McKenney Family Arlington Garden in Pasadena


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1.84º F

ABOVE THE AVERAGE GLOBAL TEMPERATURE BASELINE MADE 2020 TIED WITH 2016 FOR THE WARMEST GLOBAL YEAR ON RECORD. NASA

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121º F

DEGREE WEATHER IN WOODLAND HILLS ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2020 BROKE THE RECORD FOR HOTTEST DAY EVER RECORDED IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY.

8,836 FIRES BURNED

4,359,517

ACRES OF LAND IN CALIFORNIA AS OF OCTOBER 27, 2020 [CALWILD]

T H E

N U M B E R S

4%

OF THE STATE’S ROUGHLY

100

MILLION

ACRES OF LAND WERE BURNED MAKING 2020 THE LARGEST WILDFIRE SEASON RECORDED IN CALIFORNIA’S MODERN HISTORY. [CALFIRE] •••

150

MILLION DEAD TREES HELPED FUEL WILDFIRES

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NATIONAL FORESTS IN THE STATE WERE CLOSED DUE TO WILDFIRE RISK. [SACBEE]

318,000

PEOPLE LOST THEIR LIVES TO THE CORONAVIRUS IN THE UNITED STATES IN 2020. [USA TODAY]


G A R D E N

B Y

25,000

ESTIMATED VISITORS IN 2020, ROUGHLY 3 TIMES AS MANY VISITORS AS 2019 DUE TO THE PANDEMIC

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BIRD SPECIES OBSERVED AND LISTED ON EBIRD.ORG INCLUDING WILSON’S WARBLER AND HOODED ORIOLE •••

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N U M B E R S

1

FIELD TRIP BEFORE THE PANDEMIC •••

3

“VIRTUAL” INTERNS FROM PASADENA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

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20

NEW VOLUNTEERS

750

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TOTAL HOURS WORKED BY VOLUNTEERS

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POUNDS (1.8 TONS) OF FOOD SCRAPS COMPOSTED AND DIVERTED FROM LANDFILLS IN COLLABORATION WITH LA COMPOST

MARRIAGE PROPOSALS, KEEPING LOVE ALIVE IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS •••

FREE COMPOSTING WORKSHOP

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3,6000

75

FAMILIES USED OUR LA COMPOST COMPOST HUB

192

CASES (2,304 JARS) OF MARMALADE SOLD •••

47%

OF WATER USED COMPARED TO AVERAGE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY PER ACRE


Matching Grant Crowdfunding Campaign With the help of a generous $50,000 anonymous matching grant, the garden raised a total of $120,000 in its first-ever crowdfunding campaign! Over 251 people donated during the 60 day campaign, helping the garden offset losses in revenue due to the pandemic. Thank you to Scott Madsen & Kathleen Miogue from Crowdfund Better for their valuable guidance on running a crowdfunding campaign and providing us with a discount to their service. Thank you to Diane Nicholson, Sam Nicholson, Houston Jones, and Catchafire volunteer, editor Justin Streichman for their help with the campaign video.

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15th Anniversary Poster Margaret Gallagher designed our 15th Anniversary Poster representing prominent features of the garden, such as the Labyrinth and the Pepper Tree, and the diverse plants and animals who live there. We also featured an interview with Gallagher about her inspiration and process in Letters from the Garden, on our website.

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Marmalade Volunteers picked 500 pounds of oranges this year as part of our collaboration with legendary jam producer and eatery Sqirl. We want to give a special “thank you” to Sqirl, who produced 450 jars of marmalade for resale with 100% of the proceeds going to the garden! We continued to sell marmalade made from our oranges by legacy business E. Waldo Ward and Son of Sierra Madre, and we were happy to welcome two new retail partners this past year. Huarache Farms and Grist & Toll joined 11 other local retailers carrying Arlington Garden marmalade. Thank you to Benin Marshall, who created our eye-catching new marmalade flyers!

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Retail Partners Armstrong

Artemisia Nursery

Bellefontaine Nursery The Gamble House Grist & Toll

Heirloom Bakery

Holy Family Bookstore Hoopla

Huarache Farms

Jones Coffee Hut

Jones Coffee Raymond

Pasadena Museum of History Sqirl

Vroman’s

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Volunteering 20 new volunteers 46 total active volunteers Leigh Talmo, Director of Horticulture, led our dedicated volunteers in regenerative and habitat gardening techniques every Tuesday morning in the garden. In order to protect volunteers and staff working in the garden during the pandemic, we decided to close to the public on Tuesdays. Although the garden was forced to suspend volunteering for several months at the start of the pandemic, we began welcoming volunteers back over the summer. And despite suspending the volunteer program during the spring and early summer, we still welcomed 20 new volunteers for a total of 46 volunteers!

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Signage We created and installed three large educational signs and a map of the garden with help from Amigos de los Rios and Pasadena Community Foundation. The signs educate the public about the plant and animal life at Arlington Garden and our unique history as a community garden in the former 710 freeway corridor. In addition to the large signs, we completed the text for 15 smaller signs that will be installed in 2021.

Native Pollinato

Plantas nativas po Tongva Name

Kasili

©Lisa Cox/USFWS

Cleveland Sage

Narrow Leafed Milkwee

Salvia clevelandii

Tongva Name

Asclepias fascicularis

Sorah

Common Yarrow

Baja Fairy Duster Calliandra californica

Achillea millefolium

Tongva Name

Bush Snapdragon Gambella speciosa

Designed by © 2020 Amigos de los Rios

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Tokor Mamahar

Mulefat

Baccharis salicifolia


or Plants

olinizadoras Tongva Name

Plant Communities Riparian

Ribereño (del río)

Oak Woodland

Bosque de robles

Coastal Sage Scrub

Arbustos de salvia costera

Chaparral Chaparral

The interactions between native plants and native pollinators have co-evolved for millions of years. Plants depend on the movement of pollinators from one flower to another for successful reproduction. In return, plants provide nourishment and shelter to local species of birds, bees, butterflies, and other insects.

Las interacciones entre las plantas nativas y los polinizadores nativos han evolucionado conjuntamente por millones de años. Las plantas dependen del movimiento de los polinizadores de una flor a otra para una reproducción exitosa. A cambio, las plantas proporcionan alimento y refugio a las especies locales de aves, abejas, mariposas y otros insectos.

Yatatko

St.Catherine’s Lace Eriogonum giganteum

Penor Ahongin

©2018 Stacie Wolny

Hesperaloe parviflora

Tongva Name

Wilakal

©John Rusk

Red Yucca Tongva Name

La pareja perfecta

Tongva Name

Ako

©Fritz Hochstätter

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The Perfect Match

Comunidades de plantas

California Buckwheat Eriogonum fasciculatum

California Mugwort

California Fuchsia

Artemisia douglasiana

Epilobium canum

Feast for Life

Un festín para la vida

The flowering plant species featured in these gardens provide a lifetime of nourishment to butterflies in the region. Adults feed on nectar from flowering plants such as sages, buckwheats, and milkweeds. Meanwhile, hungry butterfly larvae (caterpillars) rely on the leaves of local tree and shrub species to provide the necessary nutrition prior to entering the pupal (chrysalis) stage.

Las especies de plantas en estos jardines proporcionan alimento para cada etapa de la vida de las mariposas de la región. Los adultos se alimentan con el nectar de plantas florecientes, como la salvia, el trigo sarraceno, el algodoncillo, y muchas más. Mientras que las larvas de las mariposas (orugas), a pesar de ser muy hambrientas, dependen exclusivamente de las hojas de especies de árboles y arbustos indígenos de esta región para proporcionar la nutrición necesaria antes de entrar en la etapa de pupa (crisálida).

Nevin’s Barberry Mahonia nevinii

Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus

Plant Usage Uso herbolario Spiritual | Espiritual

Tailed Copper California Sister

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Adelpha bredowii

Papilio rutulus

Lycaena arota

Construction|Construcción Gray Hairstreak

Dietary | Nutrición Medicinal | Medicinal

Strymon melinus

Funereal Duskywing Erynnis funeralis

Amigos de los Rios © 2019 amigosdelosrios.org

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Adapting to the Pandemic I

n response to the Spring 2020 lockdown and the cancellation of in-person events, the garden quickly shifted to online programming and communication. As part of this change, we debuted a variety of new features and programs. We saw our estimated visitor attendance significantly increase to three-times the attendance numbers for last year. We attribute the increase in part to the fact that we are an outdoor destination that stayed open during the Spring and early Summer while other botanical gardens were closed to the public.

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Earth Share IG views: 2596 total live participants: 449 In partnership with LA Nature for All, Programs and Development Manager Paloma Avila and Learning Naturalist Levi Brewster held a series of conversations on IGTV sharing knowledge and inspiration with local organizations and individuals caring for the Earth. Our Earth Share conversations touched on regenerative gardening, wildlife corridors, access and equity in the outdoors, and much more! Thank you to our inspiring and fascinating guests: Michelle Matthews, Brenda Kyle, Michael Martinez, Rishi Kumar, Tim Martinez, Krystle Hickman, Dorothy Wong, and Marcos Trinidad!

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Letters from the Garden In April, we unveiled a new “Letters from the Garden” feature on our website, which included interviews with community members, garden designers, artists, and conservationists. We featured interviews with Mayita Dinos, the designer of Arlington Garden, Tahereh Sheerazie, Margaret Gallagher, Lois Brunet, Rishi Kumar, Timothy Becker, and Leigh Talmo. Letters from the Garden also highlighted articles by staff on the history of Arlington Garden, the nature and value of habitat-centered gardening, environmental justice, and the impacts of the pandemic and extreme summer heat on the garden.

LETTERS FROM THE GARDEN (EXCERPT) Roberto Gabriel is a nature photographer and friend of the garden. We interviewed Roberto for Letters from the Garden: “I was born in El Salvador and my grandmother is Palestinian. I was raised in Belize and came to the US when I was 14. It was a shock to me how developed LA was and I didn’t find natural spots until I was in my 20s ... I’ve been an EMT for five years, and typically work 12-14 hours each shift. Since the pandemic started nature has become more important, although it was already important before the pandemic! People get caught up in city life, and we forget to enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds us. It’s important to have balance, and I encourage everyone who hasn’t been to visit Arlington and to support free openspaces, especially in cities.”

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Pandemic Garden Activities Benin Marshall created a selfdirected summer scavenger hunt for the garden, and Diane Pullano designed a nature bingo card and journal for visitors to complete on their own.

Copyright Roberto Gabriel

arlington Garden

(1) 

(3) notes

Find a flower from Each color of the rainbow

Red | Orange | Yellow Green | Blue | Violet Find at least 2 bird baths

(2) (4) (5)

Find these statues Frog / Snail

How many birds do you see? How many do you hear?

What kind of pollinatos can you see? Hummingbirds | Butterflies Hover Flies | Bees | Other

Arlington@Home Newsletter

Weekly Garden Closure

At the start of lockdown in Los Angeles County, we launched a new bimonthly newsletter containing garden news, interviews, and interesting links to leaven the isolation of the lockdown. Our newsletters reached approximately 2,500 subscribers every 2-3 weeks.

We closed the garden on Tuesdays for the safety of our horticultural staff and volunteers.

Walk IN the

labyrinth

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IDEA Statement In order to affirm and concretize our commitment to justice and diversity in land stewardship, we formed a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (IDEA) ad hoc committee in late 2020. Our IDEA statement was completed and approved by the Board in early 2021 with extremely helpful assistance from consultants Dana Goland and Diane Burbie of Aspire Group. Thank you also to NTEN and Envisioning Equity and Community Connective, who helped facilitate board conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Copyright @ The ASPIRE Group 2021

Copyright @ The ASPIRE Group 2021

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Communications In response to the pandemic, the garden established a new Communications committee chaired by Board Member Palin Samuelson. This committee was responsible for developing new communication strategies for the garden, including new strategies for social media and crowdfunding, and leveraging the strength of partnerships to provide programming for our community. Thank you to Pasadena Walking Tours and LA Nature for All for their partnerships. We also brought on Andrew Jewell as our Communications and Volunteer Manager. Andrew has a PhD in Philosophy and lectures at local universities. He is a trainer, writer, gardener and life-long environmentalist.

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Eagle Scout Volunteer Project Local scout Marshall Ismail completed his Eagle Scout project at the garden in August and September. Marshall continued the tradition of community-led improvement in the garden by extending our existing water-capturing swale system into the sidewalk strip on Arlington Drive and building a pool to sink and capture rainwater that would otherwise run off into the street!

As part of this project, Marshall created an educational pamphlet about regenerative gardening, replenished the gravel in the front entrance, and organized his troop and their families to build the infrastructure in shifts in order to remain physically distant. Marshall even donated the extra money he raised for this project to the garden!

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Developing Annual Development Retreat Program The Developing Development Program, offered through Executive Service Corps, is a one year training program open to our board members and staff with the goal of creating a fund development plan and assessing our fundraising operations. Thank you to Eileen Walker and Beverley Froelich for their coaching! Arlington also received a $1,500 sponsorship from the Sunair foundation to participate in the program.

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January 25, 2020 the Board of Directors, Advisory Council and staff gathered together at the Pasadena Museum of History for our annual retreat, led by Brian Biery. It was the last time we gathered in person before the pandemic.


Copyright 2021 @Man&Wah

Annenberg Foundation

Thank you to the Annenberg Foundation Technology Grant for connecting us with valuable consultants like NTEN on racial equity for nonprofit organizations, as well as providing a volunteer matching service Catchafire which helped us save $31,654 on consultants on seven projects. 23


designSimple Bill Smith and Scott Ford of designSimple added new features to our website, including a FAQ and article section, and created our successful crowdfunding campaign page. DesignSimple also designed our wonderful 15th Anniversary hummingbird logo!


Thank You Thank you to George Brumder for his three years as Board President and thank you to Don McIntyre, who retired in 2020, for his long and dedicated service to the garden.


In the News NBC Los Angeles

AAA

Trees Made for Wishing Grace This Free Pasadena Garden

Experts offer tips for creating a gorgeous native plant garden


KCET

Pasadena Magazine

Five Most Peaceful Solo Excursions on SoCal

Top Ten Free Things to do in Pasadena


Thank You.

$1-499 Anonymous (41) Cate Adams

$50,000 Matching Grant for Crowdfunding Campaign

Mitch and Leslie Aiken

Anonymous

Anu Athanikar

Kim Anderson Glenna Avila

$10,000+

$500-$1,000

The Green Foundation

Bill and Sally Arata Jesse Avila Mary and Matthew Boone Phoebe Chuason Alex Ford Judith K. Gain Sara and Michael Gillissie Richard & Maria Grant Diana Hawes Joan Hearst Christine and Curtis Hessler Cece Horne Candis & Lawrence Ipswitch Marshall Ismail Missy and Paul Jennings Steve Madison Dorothy and John Matthiessen Joyce McGilvray Brendan McKenney Vaida Mikuckis Joseph Oltmans Janice and Bob Raney Shannon Porter Fred Schwarzenbach Stewart Family Trust Elayne G. and Thomas A. Techentin Joni and Joseph Topper Carl and Peggy West Alison Winter Julie Wittau and Michael Abinanti Rachel Young

$5,000-$9,999 Cheryl Bode and Robin Colman Nancy and Don McIntyre John and Bonnie DeWitt

$2,500-$4,999 Kathleen and Michael Dooling Kimberly Jacobsen Reid Samuelson

$1,001-$2,499 Anonymous Edward Boyer George and Marilyn Brumder Catherine Dees Stephanie Dencik Katherine D. and Robert W. Gillespie Margie and Paul Grossman Taylor Hall Palin Ngaotheppitak Diane Nicholson Samuelson Charitable Foundation Jason Storbeck Henry and Cynthia Yost 28

Gwen and Guilford Babcock Olivia Bagdade Linda Baker Rebecca Bales Elita and David Balfour Suzanne Barber Donna Barker Carollynn Bartosh Laurel Beck Patricia and Bill Bedford John and Martha Bell Cynthia Bennett and Ed de Beixedon Christine Benter Claudia Bernard Barbara and Scott Bice Laura Birek Heather Blair Stephanie Blank Claire and Bill Bogaard Robert W. Bolster Alan Boltuch Franklin Otis Booth Maike Both Mike and Shen Boucher Rachel Bowdle Bridget Brewster Cecily Brogdon Pati Bruce Lois Brunet Margaret Bryant


D.W. and J. H. Fedde

Mary Fauvre Holmes

Myron Levin

Paul and Jo Buczko

Erika Felsööry-Nord

Sylvia and Patrick Holmes

Jane Levy

Carolyn Finger

Emily Hopkins

Cheryl Lewy

Pietsie Campbell

Mary Fitzpatrick

Maryam Hosseinzadeh

Glen Lewy

Xen Buchanan

Sharlyn Capley

Ann Foose

Jane Houle

Joyce Li

Velia Cardenas Gaddis

Suzanne Foster

Eunice Howe

Samuel Losh

Nancy and John Carlton

Stephanie Fox

John Howell

Ted and Julieanne Carpenter

Kathie and Alan Freeman

Martha Hubner

Catherine Cheney

Anita and Haley Fromholz

Garret Navarro Magpayo Karen and Richard Mandeville

Matthew Chng

Helen Fung

Candis and Lawrence Ipswitch

Meera Manek

Barbara and Bill Christopher

Benjamin Futa

Sarah Irani

Maja Mataric

Lisa Galloway and Geoffrey Baum

Jessica Harley James and Chris James

David and Calin McCarthy

Edward and Brooke Larsen Garlock

Kris Jensen

Michelle Matthews

Ansook Chung Fordyce Camille Cimino Sally and Donald Clark Julie Clayton Susan and David Codiga Sue Cook Bette and John Cooper Ixayac Cortez Coral A. Crawford Gary Crews Brenda Cullen Dorit Cypis Johanna Cypis Eileen Daniels Nathan Danielson R-Lene de Lang Kathryn Degner Anna deLaski Joanne Dillingham

Ann Garrett Kelly Garrison Deborah Goldberg-Antin Susan Goodyear Robert Gorcik Janet Gordon Edwin Gould III Gaelle Gralnek Sybil Grant Sandra Burton Greenstein Marsha and Joseph Grieco R. Leroy Griggs Caroline Hanna Bret Hannifin

Leah Jung Susan Kalmanson Shoji Kameda Peter & Anne Kennedy Lisa Kenyon James Kerman Kate Kessler Afshin Ketabi Melinda Kiely

Dorothy McCay Scully Elisa McCormick Sabine McCormick Judith and Stephen McDonald Nancy McDonald Cissy McGregor Elizabeth and Ian McGregor Janet McIntyre Kirstin McLatchie McLaughlin Alexandra Menendez

Alfrida and Gregory King

Stephen Mermis & Catherine Allyn Pearman

James King

Lary Mielke and Mary Anne

Darleen and Richard Kleinert

Carrie Miller

Judith S. Klump

Stacy Miller

Harvey & Ellen Knell Foundation

Lenora Mitchell

Susan and Douglas Kranwinkle

Lynn and Richard Dotts

Bradley N. Hanson and Rhett Judice

Janet Doud

Laurice Head

Melanie DuBose

Hearst Family

Dmitry Duev

Matt Helganz

Cynthia Kurtz and James McDermott

Priscilla Dunn Flynn

Sarah Hilbert

Lisa Lara Jack

Christian Krieger John Krueger

Sally S. Hinckley Victoria Eaton

Betty Ho

Mary Lau

Karen Evarts

Vicki Ho

Phaedra and Mark Ledbetter

Gerben and Jill Hoeksma

Peter Lesourd

Michelle Mitchell David Miyabe Hass Mohaghegh Stuart and Suzanne Monk Corey Morgan Peter and Susan Morris Theo Motzenbacker Shinji Nakamoto Silvio Nardoni 29


Dimity Nelson

Paula Rao

Ella Tolomiczenko

Network for Good

Eileen and Charles Read

John Tongish

Jon Neustadter

Nat Read

Bruce Trentham

Robert & Gail and Gail Nishinaka

Susan and George Reardon

Jennifer Trotoux

Mila Renken

Lannette Turicchi

Evangeline Reyes

Betsey Tyler

Leslie Nord Cynthia Null Lisa Okamoto Daisy and Mobolaji Olambiwonnu Rachel Orfila Rafael Orozco Martha R. Owen Phoebe Ozuna Christine P Jeffery Palmer Jeffrey and Joan Palmer Analily Park Cynthia Parkinson Gioia and George Pastre Lena Patel Jill Pearson Sharon and Ken Pelton Bob Perry David Perry Sandra Perry Rhoderic Perth Diana Peterson-More Samantha Pietsch Barbara and John Poer Robyn Popp Mary Posatko Debby Prohias Leslie Prussia Tadea Pylko Banaf Rahimi Peg Rahn 30

Kat Reyes Jane Rhemrev

David Vandervelde

D. Ripley

Krisztina Varga

B.A. and H.D. Robertson

Carlos Vazquez

Colleen Rockwell Miriam Wadalawala Heather Sabin

Amy Walden

Krissia Santos

Christina + David Wallerstein

Sharon and William Schlarb

Jane Ward

Susan and Kent Schmidt

Anne and Carl Weinberg

June Scott

Judith and John Whiting

Philip Seib

Susan and Daniel Wier

Annette Serrurier

Leilani Wilmore

Lowayne Shieh

Susan Wilson

Iesha Siler

Jiezhen Wu

Reevah Simon

Marilynne Kennedy Wilander

William Sinclair Alison and Dennis Slattery Jennifer Smith Luchus Smith Toni Smith William Smith Marianne Spielmann Brian Stafford Jen Stark Virginia Stever Peg Stewart Pat Stoll Robin Stull Sue and John Symes Bradley and Susan Talt The Baltimore Family Fund Carol Togneri

Patricia Yamate and William Daly Machiko Yasuda Andrea and Walter Yoka Leslie Zasa Linda Zinn


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ADVISORY COUNCIL

STAFF

President in 2020

Cheryl Bode Marilyn Brumder Matt Devoll Mayita Dinos Alex Ford Bob Gillespie Kathy Gillespie Ashley Hart John Howell Brendan McKenney Stephen McKenney Todd Samuelson Bill Smith Tom Seifert Peggy Stewart Tim Wendler Susan Wier Rachel Young Billy Zane

Executive Director

George Brumder

Vice President Kim Jacobsen

Secretary Sara Gillissie

Treasurer Joni Topper

Directors John DeWitt Don McIntyre Nancy McIntyre Shannon Porter Palin Samuelson Iesha Siler Jason Storbeck Daniel Wier

Michelle Ann Matthews

Programs & Development Manager Paloma Avila

Communications & Volunteer Manager Andrew Jewell

Garden Ambassadorr Maggie Smart-McCabe

Director of Horticulture Leigh Talmo

Gardener Jensen Talmo

Learning Naturalist Levi Brewster

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Donations (Dedications) Remembering Roxie’s joy playing in the garden In memory of Alice Schwab Boyer In memory of Donnell B. Doyle Jr. In memory of: Mary O’Donnell In memory of: Dulce and Luis Odiozola In memory of: Ok Kyung Chung In memory of Kicker & Betty In memory of: Vince Prohias In honor of: Fanny Goodhue In honor of: Betty McKenney In honor of: Kimberly Jacobsen In honor of: William Farhat In honor of: Trish Raymond

In honor of: Mother LaVerne Payne In honor of: Holly In honor of: Michelle Matthews In honor of: Paloma Avila In honor of: Tom Noble In honor of: Davelyn Capley In honor of: Sheena Manek In honor of: For Joza In honor of: Mary Lois Nevins In honor of: Michael Nord In honor of: Beryl Gallant In honor of: Sarah Sita

Volunteers

Robert Gorcik William Hallstrom Pam Hammer Jay Hauser Chandler Huang* Andrew Jewell Andrea Jones Houston Jones Larry Kaplan Steven King Lori Magallanes Alison McAlpine Diane Melbar Antonio Pierola Aliza Rood Nick Scott-Blakely Maggie Smart-McCabe Pat Stoll

GianCarlo Aguilar Ahmir Allen* Levi Brewster Hunter Cerda Coral Crawford Maggie Deagon Bella Dorado Ash Edmonds Shani Fagan Shaun Frazier Norman Garbaccio Eloise Gelber Angelica Gonzales Jessica Gonzalez Omar Gonzalez* Susan Goodyear 32

Donations (Foundations/ Organizations) The Green Foundation Pasadena Community Foundation Annenberg Foundation The Pasadena Diggers Garden Club Little Garden Club of Pasadena Artemesia Nursery Very Nice

Nelsa Teran Mimi Tranh Krisztina Vargas Jonathan Woodside Lauren Zecha Wayne Zhang Rebecca Zheng *PUSD virtual summer interns

Mini-Volunteers (Ages 4-8) Arlo Avila-Brewster Lila Avila-Brewster Mateo Barrantes Henry Jacobsen Simon Jacobsen


FINANCIALS

Expenses: $186,276 Administration 55% Garden Maintenance 25% Events 0% Cost of Sales 2% Insurance & Overhead 19%

Income: $208,093 City of Pasadena 14% Corporations and Organizations 1% Foundations and Grants 14% Individual Gifts 45% Fundraising Events 0% Marmalade & Merchandise Sales 17% Earned Income (tours, photo permits, venue rental) 9%

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