November~December 2019
Welcome to the November-December issue of Inspire! SBG's monthly newsletter! In spite of a frigid October and a mild November, LOTS of things are still happening at the Garden. Read on to find out about a new "rejuvenation" project, education programs, events, and plans for 2020...
The night-blooming cereus in SBG's greenhouse was quite the show-off this year! We invited folks in to the greenhouse after hours to see the blooms that happened FOUR times!

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Gratitude From our Director...
Inspired gratitude is how we all feel here at SBG... for all of your support, ideas, and love for this place and for the work we do. SBG's Year End Appeal (or YEA! as I like to call it) will be in your mailbox soon along with a little gift. If you don't receive yours, please let me know!

We are taking some time to acknowledge a few of our thousands of supporters in this issue. Staff and I would like to give a big shout out to SBG's volunteer Board of Directors and Ambassadors Council!

We hope you have a safe, happy, and peaceful holiday with people you enjoy...

Gratitude for our Sponsors
Mountain High Landscapes !  MHL is our Platinum “Master Gardener” level corporate sponsor!  “We draw inspiration for our work from the beautiful place in which we live.”  
Lee Gilman Builders ! LGB is our Silver “Pollinator” level corporate sponsor!  “Work with people you enjoy and trust. Build beautiful spaces together.”  
Gratitude for Your Support
Big thanks to Susan Flynt , SBG's Board Chair, for hosting a volunteer & donor appreciation party at her new home in Ketchum last week! A good time was had by about 50 attendees who learned about upcoming plans for 2020...

Huge props to the Nalen Family for kicking off SBG's newest project: the Serenity Garden Rejuvenation! ------------------------------------------->
The Nalen Family generously committed funds for almost one half of the full cost of the project in honor of their loved family members who have passed. We will be seeking the remainder of the project funds though grant submissions and private donations... stay tuned!

It's Year End Appeal time! Letters are in the mail along with a small token of our appreciation to YOU! Look for it!

Blessings to Rampa Hormel and the Enlyst Fund for support for the Sawtooth Botanical Garden since 1996!

New stuff! Long-time Garden benefactor, Kathleen Phelan Britt donated a beautiful and new-to-us Viking range for our kitchen! Kathleen also generously donated a fine set of outdoor furniture to us as well... all the better for your private event needs here at SBG!

Thanks to Sun Valley Center for the Arts for gifting their bee exhibit structures to us! The structures were part of a Big Idea project at the Center and will now be re-purposed as welcome and admission kiosks for us. Look for the structures to "bee" installed soon!

So many other individuals, foundations, businesses, and mission-aligned nonprofits support the efforts of the Sawtooth Botanical Garden - thank you!!
Education Programming
Wreath Making : sign up for one of these fun friends and family evening events! Offered on Dec. 3, 4 and 5.
Winter Solstice and Our Winter Birds Join Master Birder Poo Wright-Pulliam on December 21. Get to know our winter birds and how to support them. We'll end with a quiet Garden bird walk. Limit 8 participants.
Finding the Transcendental in Still Life Painting is a joint effort of the SV Center and SBG Feb 10-14 presented in our heated greenhouse.
Carrie DiConstanzo is a renowned botanical artist who will offer a three-day workshop called Dry Brush Watercolor Techniques for Botanical Painting on July 29, 30 and 31. Watch our website for online registration or call us up at 208-726-9358 to register. Cost is $400. Thanks to Lynda Saffron for generously underwriting this workshop!

New Moon Dinners are SBG's newest event offering a catered meal with wine and spirits served inside the heated greenhouse, firepits and a snowbar outside of the greenhouse and telescopes with full-sky celestial interpretation along with close-up glimpses of the stars!
Event space is available for YOU! Holiday parties, group meetings, family & friends events, art workshops... let us know how our facility can help your special event this winter!
SBG's 25th Anniversary is coming up in 2020! Keep your eye out for some fun coming up!
Wish list: Of course, we have LOTS of needs here at the Garden and your generosity goes a long way to achieve a lot of those needs. Do you have a spare truck and plow? Gardening tools? A bench? Or a trailer? How abou a walk-behind snowblower? We'll soon have a spot on our website for this list... coming soon!
2020 is a Very Special Year for the Sawtooth Botanical Garden...
2020 just happens to be SBG's 25th anniversary of incorporation as a nonprofit! It's also the Garden Tour's 25th anniversary and the Garden of Infinite Compassion's 15th anniversary. Stay tuned as plans unfold for a Serenity Garden/GIC celebration, Garden Tour after-party at SBG, and the best Gimlets in the Garden YET!
Mission Aligned Efforts

This fall, the Forest Service will begin the environmental analysis process for the “Bald Mountain Stewardship Project.” The goal is to develop a project that improves long-term forest resiliency while safeguarding the recreational and economic benefits the mountain provides to the community. Click on the link above for information from our friends at the Idaho Conservation League .
Testimonial from a visitor from Boise who always stops to visit the prayer wheel when visiting Ketchum: “The wheel isn’t light so you have to put your weight into it to start it turning. I like spinning the Prayer Wheel–something about it just settles me. I like making a wish or thinking of a positive thought to the universe for myself or loved ones or the greater good, pushing the wheel, listening to the tinkling bells, breathing the mountain air, and feeling like all might be right in the world.” Namaste

 Pace سلام שלום Hasîtî शान्ति Barış 和平 Мир
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