October 1, 2021
Welcoming Fall
Dear Friends:

Fall is a time of transition and my favorite season of the year. The sultry days of summer (with those pesky yellow jackets) fade away to be replaced by the crisp air and harvest colors of fall.

We invite you to participate in our educational programs scheduled for October and November, as well as our Winter Webinar Series beginning in December (more on that later!)

Our new book, The Northwest Gardens of Lord & Schryver, will be released this month - a perfect fireside read or addition to your holiday gift list.

A significant board transition is taking place as well. After 16 years of exceptional leadership, Bobbie Dolp, LSC Founding Board President, is stepping down. We thank Bobbie for her dedication and wish her well. Please see the announcement below.
Ruth Roberts
Women in Horticulture Program

Saturday, October 23, 9am to 1pm  
Online via Zoom 
Our 3rd Women in Horticulture program will take place on Saturday, October 23 from 9 am-1 pm. Due to COVID-19 regulations, we have moved this year's program online (Zoom format.) 

We are co-hosting this FREE program with Chemeketa Community College's Horticulture Department. Our speakers include five talented women currently employed in the horticulture industry. They will share their daily activities, career pathways, and tips on getting a job or internship in their field.

Each speaker will have 40 minutes for her presentation and Q&A. There will be a five-minute break between speakers.  Check out our speakers.

All are welcome but registration is required. To register, contact Pam at pam@lordschryver.org.

This program is named in honor of Ruth Roberts, longtime LSC supporter, and friend, who passed away in September 2020. Thank you to the Marion Cultural Development Corporation and private donors for funding this program. 
The 2nd Annual Bobbie Dolp Lecture Series

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
7:00 - 8:30 pm

GARDENING UNDER WESTERN SKIES: THE BEAUTY AND
MEANING OF KNOWING OUR PLACES
with Jennifer Jewell
Willamette Heritage Center Dye House
1313 Mill St. SE
Salem, OR 97301

Jennifer Jewell is the author of Under Western Skies; Visionary Gardens from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast and is the host of the podcast Cultivating Place. 

For her presentation, she will explore the philosophy that gardens/gardeners are powerful agents and spaces for potentially positive change in our world, helping to address challenges as wide-ranging as climate change, habitat loss, cultural polarization, and individual and communal health and being. She will also explore how this power of gardens and gardeners is exemplified in the beautiful and innovative place-based gardens that celebrate western landscapes in her book. 

This lecture is a gift from Bobbie's family in recognition of the dedication Bobbie has shown in developing the Lord & Schryver Conservancy to honor the legacy of Elizabeth and Edith.

Guests are invited to stay for a dessert reception following the lecture. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Pam at pam@lordschryver.org by November 1.
Thank you Bobbie!
For Your 16 Years of Service and Dedication to the Lord & Schryver Conservancy
After serving as LSC's Founding Board President for the past 16 years, Bobbie Dolp is stepping down effective December 31. Although Bobbie will no longer serve on the Board, she will continue to share her talent and passion as an LSC volunteer.

We thank Bobbie for her exemplary leadership and tireless dedication to the organization to make it what it is today. Read about Bobbie's many contributions here.
Welcome Karen Freeman
Karen Freeman, current LSC Board member, and Volunteer Coordinator will assume the Board President role starting January 1, 2022. Karen has volunteered with LSC since 2016, first as a gardener at Deepwood and then a docent and member of the Archives Committee before joining the Board in 2019.

She writes: “The story of Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver is inspiring and compelling, with ties to the history of our region and to our current community. It touches gardeners and garden lovers of all ages. I look forward to working with Pam and the Board as we reach out to share that story with an even broader audience.” 
Coming soon: Lord & Schryver — the book!
Looking for a special gift for the
bibliophiles on your shopping list?

The Northwest Gardens of Lord and Schryver by Valencia Libby delivers a fascinating read about the lives of these two accomplished women.

It will be released in mid-October.
A Well-Deserved Makeover

After these past few challenging years, we all deserve some TLC - including our Service Yard concrete walkway. Thanks to a grant from The Kinsman Foundation, this area has been restored to its original beauty. Read the full story here.
BEFORE
AFTER
Musical Open Gardens were a Success!

We are glad to report that despite COVID-19 challenges, we welcomed over 300 visitors to the Gaiety Hollow garden this year.

A big thank you to the 17 local musicians who shared their talent and passion with us - rain or shine. And special appreciation to neighbor Susan Miller and her behind-the-scenes choreography to make this happen.

See you next Spring!
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We Appreciate Your Support!
Your tax-deductible donations help fund our operations and projects. You can also support LSC through the Fred Meyer Community Rewards, Amazon Smile, and Bottle Drop programs.

With appreciation,
Pam Wasson
Executive Director
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