Students Awarded Scholarships by County Horticultural Society
Society President Debby Lipp with recipient Michael Alexander Soto (Photo: Ernie Pfadenhauer)
Source: Santa Barbara County Horticultural Society
Three local students were each presented with a $500 scholarship to pursue their studies at the Santa Barbara City College Department of Environmental Horticulture. Pictured is Society President Debby Lipp with recipient Michael Alexander Soto during the June monthly meeting of the Horticultural Society. Not shown are Heather Bendingtree and Keeley Thompson who also received awards. In addition to the scholarships, grants were awarded to support the activities of Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens, Casa Del Herrero, Lotusland, Trinity Gardens, and La Huerta Garden.
Gathering on a regular basis since 1880, the Santa Barbara County Horticultural Society is the oldest non-profit organization in California. Public attendance at the free meetings the first Wednesday of the month is welcome. Persons interested in participating in the society’s activities (expert presentations, plant exchange, raffle, garden tours), can find announcements in the events section of local publications, at www.sbchs.org , or e-mail [email protected]