July/August 2017 | sunflowerhill.org
August 3, 2017 
Moonlight in the Vines was a Huge Success!
A wonderful and very special thank you to all of our attendees at Moonlight in the Vines 2017 at Wente Vineyards!

All we can say is WOW! -- it was a very special and magical night and we are so very grateful for the support of our community, donors and families! If you see any of our event sponsors (listed below), please take a moment to thank them. We value their partnership to ensure this event was a success.

If you weren't able to attend, here is a quick snapshot:
Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty, Pleasanton City Council member Kathy Narum and the city of Livermore received well-deserved recognition as our inaugural Rainmakers

Our live/silent auctions and paddle raise gained close to $200,000 and we enjoyed fabulous food, great Wente wines and Summer of Love music by Dream Posse!

Our pictures are now being organized and will be available soon on both Facebook and our website. And if you took pictures in the fun photo booth, those will be posted soon as well.

Huge THANKS to Gina Comber from Firebox Girl Photography for being our event photographer once again!

And our brand new video, Sunflower Hill's Fields of Dreams, produced by Michael Bruner of Brogan Video & music by Graham Richards is now up on our website. Take a moment too view our slide show too. 

On behalf of all Sunflower Hill board members and advisors, a very special thank you for making Moonlight in the Vines 2017 a night to remember!

Tom and Luana Layton's Story

The newest addition to our series of "Stories" is about Tom and Luana Layton, the former owners of the beautiful, historic Livermore home that will soon be the centerpiece of the future Sunflower Hill Livermore Community.

You can read their story here.

Thank you, Tom and Luana for sharing this with us!

Sunflower Hill Gardens Long Table Event!

Our 2017  Sunflower Hill Gardens Long Table Dinner will be  Saturday, August 26  from  5-8 p.m

Matt Greco, Owner and Culinary Director of  Salt Craft in Pleasanton, will be our chef again this year and will be preparing a delicious farm to table dinner, which will be served in the middle of our beautiful Sunflower Hill Gardens.  The dinner will also include two glasses of wine from Page Mill Winery and Darcie Kent Winery, and feature live music by The LK Project in the Sunflower Hill Gardens. 

If you are interested in attending, see our website - ticketing for the event is now open!

4 Wheel Bob Screening at The Vine to Benefit Sunflower Hill!

" 4 Wheel Bob", a film directed and produced by documentary film maker Tal Skloot, will be shown at The Vine Theater in Livermore  Thursday, August 31 at 7 p.m . The film documents Livermore City Councilmember and Sunflower Hill supporter Bob Coomber and his attempts to become the first person in a wheelchair to cross the Sierra Nevada wilderness. 

This special screening will benefit Sunflower Hill! (Thank you Bob!)  It will be shown once, at  7 p.m . Tickets are $20, and will be available for purchase soon at  VineCinema.com , under the "Special Events" heading. Hope to see you there!

Produce Available from our SFH Gardens!

We are now harvesting and selling lots of wonderful produce from our garden! Our Harvest of the Month produce is our delicious Heirloom Tomatoes
We also have amazing Harvest Moon Watermelons, 3 flavor melons, baby bell/gypsy/shishito/chile peppers, eggplant, zucchini/crookneck/patty pan squash, English cucumbers, Armenian cucumbers, lemon cucumbers, basil, arugula, beets, bush beans, kale, strawberries, and on request we have chives, oregano, mint, sage, thyme, lavender, and garlic. We also of course have bouquets of sunflowers. 

Produce can be purchased Tuesday, Friday and Saturday  mornings from  10 a.m.-12 p.m. You can also  join our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box program, in which you get a box of produce every 1 or 2 weeks. 

For more information, please see our garden website or email us at gardens@sunflowerhill.org

Sunflower Hill Gardens Programs
SFH Gardens Special Needs Family Workday Aug 5th
Our next  SFH Gardens Family Workday is  August 5 9:30-11:30 a.m.  This will be a 'Big Harvest Day', in which we will be harvesting lots of fresh produce, including tomatoes from the plants that were planted in our April Family Workday! 

Our next Family Workday will be on September 16 - Fall Season Planting!

Please see our website to register.

Las Positas College Adaptive Horticulture Summer Program was a BIG SUCCESS!

Las Positas College offered a 4-day FREE Adaptive Horticulture Summer Program for students with special needs. Twelve students participated in this program, in which they learned about horticulture, landscaping, and gardening, and spent a day spent in the Sunflower Hill Gardens. Las Positas is planning to start a new College Adaptive Horticulture Occupational Training Program in the fall. 
For information about this program, please contact: 
Frances DeNisco

Sunflower Hill is Dublin Whole Foods' "Nickels for Nonprofits" Recipient July - Sept!

We are thrilled to be chosen for Dublin Whole Foods "Nickels for Nonprofits" partner for their fiscal quarter running July 3 - September 24!!  This program rewards the recipient organization with one nickel for each reusable bag used when customers check out and choose to "donate" vs "deduct" that nickel from their total shopping cost. These nickels really add up and we are super excited to have been chosen! 

Please shop at Dublin Whole Foods at
5200 Dublin Blvd. in  Dublin  during July-September (and all the time, actually, because, well, have you been there? It's awesome!) to help support SFH and this program! 

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