May General Meeting

May General Meeting

Event: May General Meeting


Speaker: Tora Rocha

Topic: Fostering Appreciation of Our Local Ecosystems

Date: Thursday May 25, 2023 • 7 p.m.

Location: Shepard Garden & Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento

Tora Rocha is one of two co-founders of the “Pollinator Posse” which creates pollinator-friendly landscaping and fosters appreciation of local ecosystems through outreach and education. With eco-friendly landscape techniques at the heart of their work, they teach respect for the creatures which keep Northern California blooming. They envision a day when life-enhancing green spaces will grace every corner of Northern California and the world.

Tora was the parks supervisor at the City of Oakland for many years, responsible for all the landscaping on public facilities in the district. While working at the Gardens of Lake Merritt she realized that her own landscaping was adversely affecting the pollinators in the Gardens and planted 12,000 pollinator-friendly plants. She also installed AirBeeNBee Houses at the Gardens, showing children how to make bee condos or bee hotels for native bees.

This meeting is free and open to the public.



A close-up shot of a bee on a sunflower.
April General Meeting

April General Meeting

Event: April General Meeting

Speaker: Anne Fenkner

Topic: More Than Nice: Our Tree Rx

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2023 • 7 p.m.

Location: Shepard Garden & Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento

Anne Fenkner, a project developer with the Davey Resource Group, is responsible for the sales and business development of urban forestry related projects in the western United States. She presents twenty years of experience in community engagement in urban forestry.

Anne considers herself a practitioner of green infrastructure and believes healthy trees and a robust urban forest play a significant role in our health, well-being and prosperity. She is proud to represent urban forestry and is delighted to work with local communities to help them understand the value and extended benefits of a healthy urban forest.

This meeting is free and open to the public.









Close-up of green leaves against a blue sky.
Spring Plant Sale & Celebration

Spring Plant Sale & Celebration

Event: Spring Plant Sale & Celebration

Date: Friday & Saturday, April 14-15, 2023
9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Location: Historic Azevedo-Moll Tank House
1911 Bannon Creek Dr.
Sacramento CA 95833

Presented by the
Natomas Garden & Arts Collective
Sacramento Perennial Plant Club


Help us celebrate spring by growing your garden and nourishing your creativity at this family-oriented event:

  • Purchase perennials, natives, veggies, succulents, and more at great prices
  • Tool sharpening/pot drilling
  • Ikebana floral arranging demonstration at 11 a.m. both days
  • Make tissue paper flowers
  • Browse glass and yard art





Tomatoes for sale
18th Annual Gardener’s Market

18th Annual Gardener’s Market

Event: 18th Annual Gardener’s Market

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023    9 a.m.–3 p.m.

 Location: Shepard Garden & Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento

We have a great lineup of returning favorite and new vendors bringing in some unusual plants and garden treasures. The proceeds of this event help fund the club’s Grants Program, monthly speakers and community gardening projects. 







Succulent Society Garden
2023 Grant Awards Celebration

2023 Grant Awards Celebration

Event: 2023 Grant Awards Celebration

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023    7 p.m.

Location: Shepard Garden & Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento

Since 2015, the Saul Wiseman Grants Program brings us in contact with a host of remarkable people actively engaged in providing greater access to healthy soil and open spaces, increasing the supply of food for the hungry in our community, or creating places of beauty in our neighborhoods. Many are talented educators dedicated to making all manner of gardening experiences available in our school and public places. Our February meeting will focus on celebrating the 2023 Saul Wiseman Grants awardees.





Colorful flowers blooming in school garden