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Oakmont Sunday Symposium

Sundays 10:30 a.m. – noon —

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March 21, Scot Medbury — “Quarryhill: NOT Your Average Botanical Garden”

Quarryhill is a wild Asian woodland on Sonoma Hwy. in Glen Ellen. It is intentionally not manicured, with some of the most exotic and biologically diverse plants in North America.

Scot Medbury is the new executive director joining Quarryhill from previous positions directing the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the San Francisco Botanical Garden and Conservatory of Flowers. He will give a presentation on what’s going on at Quarryhill.

Quarryhill is open every day except Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit for more info.

March 28, Ida Rae Egli & Kosta P’manolis — “Greece: A Story of Triumph, Love, and Surviving Nazi Occupation”

If you want to meet real Greeks, explore Greek history, and fathom the nature of love itself, this talk is for you. When Hitler’s Wehrmacht troops took over Greece, they took away not just the freedom, but the food of the Grecian residents. Survival required sheer will.

In researching Kosta’s heritage, Ida and Kosta interviewed survivors of this difficult time. Prepare to be inspired with examples of courage, love, and gut determination.