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Friends board updates name to reflect expanded scope of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden

The Friends of the UC Davis Arbo­retum Board voted in February to officially change the name of their organization to Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Gar­den. Board Co-President Martha Ozonoff says: “We believe this name change is important as a symbol of the solidarity of the Friends group with the mission and scope of the wonderful organization we support.”

IN THE NEWS: Going native with an eye on water

Ellen Zagory, our director of public horticulture was featured in the Sacramento Bee’s “Home and Garden” section on Saturday, May 17, in which she spoke about the importance of using native plants to save water while providing a much-needed habitat to local fauna.

Thank you! We made history!

Thank you to everyone who gave to the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden during our region’s 24-hour Big Day of Giving on May 6th! We set a goal of raising $5,000 from 100 individual donors, but, thanks to the generosity of current and new donors, members, volunteers, and our own staff we raised $7,487 from 115 donors. This day was not only historic for our organization, it was historic for the Sacramento region—394 participating non-profit organizations raised over 3 million dollars in one day!

ELLEN’S PICKS: Dramatic and drought-tolerant plants

Ellen Zagory, director of public horticulture for the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, is always on the lookout for plants that thrive in our region and serve multiple purposes.  The plants featured in this article will all be available at the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum plant sale along with hundreds of other attractive, low-water, easy-care, region-appropriate plants.

Students offer edibles at public plant sales

Andy Codd will be selling his tomato, pepper, and herb starts at the Arboretum’s spring public plant sales. Proceeds of the sales will directly benefit the Edible Landscaping Internship program. Purchases will enable students to buy books, tools, irrigation, and other supplies to help them launch their projects.

YOU ARE INVITED: Community-created mural dedication

Join the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden and the City of Davis for the dedication of the community-created mural brightening the walls of the bike tunnel joining a newly-restored section of the Putah Creek Parkway with a newly-constructed portion of the UC Davis Arboretum. For the last six weeks, thanks to a grant from PG&E obtained by the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, Caryl Yasko, Community Built Association member and nationally-recognized muralist, collaborated with Davis community members to design and paint this passageway.