March 16, 2019 at The Desmond Malvern

Our annual Garden Luncheon will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year!

Please join us to hear from a featured speaker, participate in our silent auction and enjoy a delicious lunch at the Desmond!

Silent Auction opens at 10:30 am, followed by the luncheon and speaker from 11:15 am- 1:30 pm.

Tickets are $70. RSVP by Thursday, March 7th.
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If you wish to mail your RSVP, please mail your check and information to:
Good Samaritan Services, ATTN: Ashley Eager, PO Box 756, Ephrata, PA 17522.

Featured Speaker – John Friel

John Friel is the Marketing Manager for Emerald Coast Growers, a major propagator of ornamental grasses and perennials. A Past President of the Perennial Plant Association, he also served as a regional Director and Nomenclature Committee Chairman.

John’s column “The Perennial Cynic” first appeared in the Ball Publishing magazine “Grower Talks” in 2001.” He now writes “The Friel World,” a regular feature of Green Profit magazine. His byline has also appeared in the PPA Quarterly, American Nurseryman, The American Garden, Baer’s Agricultural Almanac, Lancaster Newspapers, Lancaster Farming, Fly Magazine, Tomato Magazine, Fruit Growers News, Vegetable Growers News, and elsewhere. John is among the “Who’s Who in the Perennial Industry” selected by Greenhouse Grower Magazine. Dr. Allan Armitage calls him “The best writer in horticulture.”

John has spoken for PPA, Garden Writers Association, the Swarthmore Perennial Conference, New England Grows, the erstwhile OFA Short Course, the OFA Perennial Conference, Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers, the Far West Show (Keynote), Landscape Alberta, the International Plant Propagators Society, Master Gardeners, and others in the United States and Canada.

Thanks to Our Event Sponsors

Our 2019 Community Partners

Tim & Karen Michel      John & Patty Torres


Platinum Sponsors

Jonathan & Diane Corle       Mark & Karene Zimmerman


Gold Sponsors

Harley & Kate Kooker     Richard & Carol McConnell

Emerald Coast Growers


Silver Sponsors

Bill & Nancy Beible      Jerre & Phyllis Frankhouser    Glenn & Joyce Reeves  

Summers & Zims, Inc.      Transfers of Learning