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Garden Feast

supports the Garden’s engaging programming for all ages

Thank you to all who joined us on

Wednesday, May 22

San Francisco Botanical Garden

Golden Gate Park

11am - 2pm

Many thanks to everyone who came out in support of the Garden through Garden Feast 2019! We are exceptionally grateful to our event committee, honorees Helen and Allen Ridley, keynote speaker Paul Hawken, sponsors, in kind donors, volunteers, vendors, and staff that help make this fantastic event possible.

Stay tuned for news on Garden Feast 2020 later this year. If you would like to get involved in other ways,
we would love to hear from you!

Event Chairs

Jennifer Petersen
Ruth Wilcox

Event Committee

Julie Baldocchi
Carla Crane
Anki Gelb

Carla McKay
Julie H. Parish
Wendy Tonkin

Board of Directors

Dr. Frank Almeda
Don Baldocchi
Dr. Joseph Barbaccia
Tish Brown
Jane Chin
Sarah Earley
Mary Ellen Hannibal
Stephanie Linder
Delle Maxwell
Lainie Motamedi
Claire Myers

Chairs & Committes

Saul Nadler
Jennifer Petersen
Mary Pitts
Sarah W. Ryan
Lisa Serwin
Matthew Stephens
Jennifer Taylor
Olivia Ware
Dr. Joanne Whitney
Ruth Wilcox


For more than fifty years, the San Francisco Botanical Garden has stimulated children’s interest in and exploration of plants, horticulture and environmental stewardship. With new and expanded programming on the horizon, now is an exciting time for the most biodiverse 55 acres in the City.


Join us at Garden Feast to help support the Garden’s engaging nature programming for all ages.


For questions or to make an in-kind donation of wine or a gift to the silent auction, please contact Brittney Burrows at [email protected]


2019 Keynote

Paul Hawken

Paul is the co-founder of Smith & Hawken and founder of Project Drawdown, which works to map, measure, and model the one hundred most substantive solutions that can cumulatively reverse global warming by reducing and sequestering greenhouse gases.


He has started ecological businesses, written extensively about nature and commerce, and consults with heads of state and CEOs on climatic, economic and ecological regeneration.


Paul lives in Mill Valley, California in the Cascade Creek watershed with his wife and coyotes, bobcats, red-tail hawks and flocks of nuthatches.

Paul's books will be available for purchase and he will be signing books after the event.

Thank you to Garden Feast 2019 supporters

Individual Sponsors

$25,000 and above

Delle Maxwell & Patrick Hanrahan

Kenneth & Ruth Wilcox




Anki & Larry Gelb

Will & Julie Parish Family

Jennifer & Alan Petersen

Helen & Allan Ridley




The Atel Foundation
Don Baldocchi
Julie Chase Baldocchi
Marilyn Baldocchi
Tish & Jim Brown
Carla & David Crane
Sarah & Tony Earley
Martha Ehrenfeld & Carla McKay
William & Inez Mabie Family Foundation

Pisces Foundation
Mary & Lawrence Pitts
Phil Schlein
The San Francisco Zoological Society
Wendy Tonkin
Olivia Ware
The Whitney Family
Diane B. Wilsey