Capistrano Dispatch: In Praise of Eco Garden Expo

Our 2015 emcee, Greg O'Brien wrote a wonderful letter about his experience at Eco Garden Expo in 2015.  It highlights a lot of the reasons why we do Expo and is a great snapshot of the weekend.  Can't wait to see Greg and the rest of you back for Expo 2016 coming April 23 and 24! It is with unequaled gratitude that I write to you about my recent visit to Southern California.  Within its borders, the land is called San Juan Capistrano, but the very real treasure is its people and Marianne Taylor is a shining example.

On a mission to help people thrive together through gardening and life skills, Marianne brought Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens to life and, because of her tireless commitment to teaching and helping others, the idea of the Eco Garden Expo became a reality.

Making the trip out from Connecticut, I was truly honored to act as Master of Ceremonies for Eco Garden Expo 2015 in beautiful Los Rios Park. Steeped in history and heritage, I quickly saw that San Juan Capistrano is what America is all about. It is rich beyond compare with friendship, loyalty and a respect for others that so many places in our world cannot seem to realize, nor develop...