Please note our annual joint meeting with the Pasadena Garden Club and the Diggers is early this year. It's Wednesday, February 6 at the Huntington Library in Rothenberg Hall at 11 am.
Our speaker is Dr. Ari Novy, recently appointed President & CEO of San Diego Botanic Garden and Chief Scientist at Leichtag Foundation. Novy was formerly Executive Director of the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, DC. and has just moved to Southern California.
Dr. Novy is a plant biologist with degrees from New York University and Rutgers University. He remains an active researcher, holding research appointments at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC and University of California-San Diego. He currently serves on the boards of the Cornell Alliance for Science, Botanic Garden Conservation International-US, and Live It Learn It (a Washington, DC based experiential learning non-profit focusing on Title 1 school children). Dr. Novy has served on many advisory panels during his career including the White House Council of Environmental Quality, the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization and the Scientific Advisory Panel of Botanic Garden Conservation International. He is currently an Environmental Commissioner of the City of Encinitas.
Dr. Novy's topic is The Trajectory of Urban Landscape and Agriculture Usage in Gardening.