On June 13, volunteers are gathering to plant baskets and wine barrels along Monterey Street in the downtown corridor as part of ongoing beautification efforts.
A group of demonstrators who flocked to Syngenta Flowers in Gilroy last week was a modest-sized crew that lobbied against genetically engineered seeds, voicing their stance through colorful signs, chants, stickers, biohazard suits and even a chocolate Labrador named Lady, who wore a sign that declared, “No to GMOs! Dogs don't like it either.”
Bay Area activists are planning a peaceful protest at Syngenta Flowers in Gilroy today, marking the final day of a nationwide “global week of action” against “evil biotech” facilities linked to the Genetically Modified Organism food system.
If the bloom temporarily vacated your mental rose, reminder … the annual Rotary Flower Fest Sale is Saturday – (weather report 72 degrees purrrfect) at Syngenta Seeds on Hecker Pass. Put on your best elbow pads and mosey on out to pluck from the marvelous selection. Heard the Rotarians working the flower floor were all going to don David Cox wigs, now that would be a funny picture … Starts at 8 a.m., ends at 3. Buying beautiful flowers for the Rotary’s charitable giving programs is pretty darn sweet.
Wow! Toured the new Gilroy Library this week and it’s a knock-your-socks-off facility. Impressive on many levels. In scouting college campuses with the three daughters over time, the importance of a library as a college community indicator became clear. It’s a functional showpiece that has to integrate design aesthetics with purpose. There’s a feel that goes along with the functionality and the new Gilroy library’s got it. It’s airy, it’s pleasing, it has meeting rooms and rooms for tech classes and a children’s story room with a padded carpet and a pull-down projection screen. There are places to study or read with broad street views and an expansive area for teaching reading along with good space for the Friends of the Library to store and sell donated books. Mark your calendar for a grand opening celebration on Saturday, April 28 … this is truly a fine public use addition that will serve the community for many years to come. The grassroots committee that supported the bond effort to get it built, the Gilroy City Council, the city staff and Santa Clara County Librarians have really accomplished something.
Flowers are pretty and make people happy.