November 9, 2009

A cocktail reception in my neighborhood

One year ago, I proudly accepted the Native Plant Center's NPC first Acorn Award, a recognition of an individual or group that inspires people to learn about native plants and to grow them in their own environments.  NPC was established in 1998 under the auspices of the Westchester Community College Foundation, and soon became the first national affiliate of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas.

This year, NPC chose to honor Gregory Long, the President and CEO of the fantastic New York Botanical Garden.  The cocktail reception was held at my friend and neighbor, Phillis Warden's, lovely home, Nine Gables.  Food was provided by Steering Committee member, Cynthia Brennan.  Cynthia runs Table Local Market in Bedford Hills, NY, a wonderful food establishment that sells artisanal quality goods from the regional area.  Please enjoy these photos from the other night and congratulations again to Gregory Long!