Celebrating Our Volunteers
Wednesday, August 2
7 pm to 8:30 pm
Edmonds Center for the Arts
410 4th Avenue North
Join us as we honor and thank our volunteers, applaud this year’s Garden Tour hosts and celebrate our activities that help beautify our community.
Featured Speaker: Richie Steffen
Director/Curator, Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden
Few people have a passion for plants or an excitement about gardening more than Richie Steffen. At the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden, he overseees the development of the garden, programs and the rare plant collections. Using over 30 years of experience in the horticultural field, with the last 17 years spent at the Miller Garden, he maintains the classic Northwest aesthetics while celebrating the tradition of Elisabeth Carey Miller by discovering, displaying, evaluating, and disseminating information about plants suitable for landscape use in the Pacific Northwest.
Richie supervises the primary educational program of the Miller Garden: Great Plant Picks, which is the go to website for the best information about plants for our region. He is currently president of the Northwest Horticultural Society, which Mrs. Miller founded, President of the Hardy Fern Foundation and a noted lecturer, writer and horticultural personality. Richie recently co-authored the Plant Lover’s Guide to Ferns.
The drawing for the Summer Raffle prizes will take place at the event.RSVPs optional and greatly appreciated – Jeannethorsen@gmail.com For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org