Shepherd earned her Ph.D. from UC-Santa Cruz and taught in its environmental studies program. She founded the mail order company Shepherd's Garden Seed in 1985, which she ran until 1996.
Then in 1998 she founded Renee's Garden to do what she likes best: offer high quality seeds through garden centers and directly online, including heirloom gourmet vegetables, culinary herbs, and fragrant and cutting flowers.
Livermore-Amador Valley Garden Club meets on the second Thursday of the month from September to June, currently online. Visitors wishing to participate in the Zoom meeting may contact club president Jeri Stark at [email protected] The meetings begin with a business agenda at 6:30 p.m., followed by the guest speaker's slide presentation at 7 p.m.
In addition to the monthly meetings, garden club members participate in a variety of activities, including volunteering their maintenance skills at Hansen Park in Livermore and the Sensory Garden at the Pleasanton Senior Center. Other interest groups focus on edible gardening, floral design and seed sharing.
For more information, visit www.lavgc.org.
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