Passionate, green, community leadership.Don Baldocchi joined the Board of Trustees of the San Francisco Botanical Garden in 2006. For over six-and-a-half years, he has provided the Garden with leadership and direction as Chair of the Board of Trustees where he has been a committed partner in the Garden’s many achievements during that time.
He recently resigned as Board Chair but will continue to provide strategic oversight and serve as a trustee for this valued Bay Area resource.
In recognition of his dedication and service, San Francisco Mayor, Ed Lee, recently honored Don by issuing a proclamation that June 14, 2017 was officially Don Baldocchi Day in San Francisco. Phil Ginsberg, Director of San Francisco Department of Recreation and Parks, presented Don with the proclamation at the Garden Feast annual event.
Don was surprised and thrilled to receive mayor Lee’s proclamation and added:
A one-of-a-kind, community resource.Located in Golden Gate Park, the San Francisco Botanical Garden | SFBG is a sanctuary of natural beauty and tranquility dedicated to educating children and adults, cultivating community, and displaying and preserving the planet’s biodiversity.
With over 8,500 different kinds of plants from around the world, including many that are rare and endangered, it’s possible to travel the world in the garden’s 55 acres. The Garden brings nearly a half-million annual visitors together to marvel, learn, and find respite in nature and the interconnectedness of all living things.
SFBG is operated through a partnership between the nonprofit San Francisco Botanical Garden Society and the City and County of San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.
An annual celebration of nature and diversity.Every year, San Francisco plant enthusiasts, members, residents, and leaders gather at the annual Garden Feast event held at the San Francisco Botanical Garden to celebrate the spectacular beauty and diversity of plants, nature, and their fundamental connection to our well being and to the future of the planet.
Garden Feast is dedicated to the children of the San Francisco community and supports free, hands-on programming in the Garden’s 55-acre outdoor classroom. These programs engage and inspire children to learn about nature in nature right in the heart of the city of San Francisco.
The healing power of plants and nature.This year, Garden Feast featured Dr. Nooshin Razani who has devoted her career as a pediatrician, researcher and advocate to the healing power of nature. Based on scientific evidence as well as experience with her own children and patients, she views nature to be an essential part of our health and has created validated protocols for physicians and health systems to integrate nature-based interventions into their practice.
Dr. Razani’s work also affirms the SF Botanical Garden’s ongoing work with children in recognizing that the Garden offers opportunities for exploration and discovery of nature that exists nowhere else in San Francisco.
Your support is appreciated.The SF Botanical Garden programs are funded by members, admissions, and donors who provide approximately 70% of the Garden’s operating funds. Pacific Nurseries provides support for the SFBGS to help make the natural world come alive for the next generation and all who visit.
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