Yard Super Stars

July 23, 2015

We got this very nice letter the other day from the City of Davis’ Conservation Coordinator, Jennifer Gilbert, who thanked us for our water conserving efforts (at least as far as she observed in our front yard–don’t tell her we still have a lawn in the backyard), and congratulated us on being a conservation role model.

I’d like to thank the academy for this award; I’ve dreamed of this ever since I was in my early twenties. I would like to acknowledge everybody who encouraged and inspired me along the way–my husband, my UCD biology professor, the instructors in my UCSD wilderness course, the vendors at Farmers’ Market, Don at Redwood Barn, the arboretum people, Obama, and especially Frances, because everything we do, and all the awards we will ever receive, are because of her environmental passion, commitment, diligence, gentle and diplomatic prodding, great gardening tools, and super sunny disposition. I am humbled.