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2021 Events

Saturday April 24, 2021

Landscape Designers Tour

Join us for a day of green gallivanting with top landscape designers including Pamela Burton & Company, Stefan Hammerschmidt, David Godshall of Terremoto and Margaret Griffin of Griffin Enright Architects. We’ll visit exquisite private gardens, landscape restorations and a public park, learning how smart planting points the way to a sustainable future.

Griffin-Enright Home

Saturday May 1, 2021

Urban Farms & Gardens

This tour not only treats you to 3 wonderfully different urban farms and gardens but also introduces you to extremely talented farmers, educators and chefs who are committed to regenerative agriculture, community engagement and social justice. Stunning Plumcot Farms in Malibu, helmed by resident FarmHer Alison Hersel, will host our vegetarian, farm-fresh lunch cooked by Oliver English, filmmaker, environmentalist and food activist. Joining Alison and Oliver for a talk will be Farmer Rishi, who farms, educates and consults in the area of regenerative farming. Then, we’ll travel further up the coast to tour acres of planted fields and enjoy dessert in the bucolic setting of Thorne Family Farms. Farmers Larry and Laurel Thorne will share about their life on the farm and keep their sought-after farm stand open late just for our exclusive shopping of their fresh picked produce, berries and flowers. You’ll leave the day with a better understanding of how to positively impact our environment.

Saturday May 8, 2021

LA Artists Tour

Join art collector/consultant Cecilia Dan and art collector Marla Michaels as they lead a uniquely curated excursion to the private studios of four engaging and fascinating leading edge practitioners. Los Angeles, as a center of art production, draws artists from all corners to participate in an ongoing dialog of studio practice and this self-driving itinerary will include the eccentric and eclectic garden and art collection of artists Anthony Lepore and Michael Henry Hayden followed by artist/designer/architect, Azadeh Shladovsky Studio, and the home studio of artist Marc Pally. You will meet the artists and discover how they approach their art making as well as experience their unique and inspiring environments where all the magic happens. A casual lunch will be enjoyed in a most unusual garden on our first stop.


Sunday May 9, 2021

Al Fresco Mother’s Day Luncheon in Hancock Park

Dine poolside on the expansive lawn, overlooking the historic Wilshire Country Club, at the stunning, restored 1930’s era home of Jay Griffith, LA’s legendary landscape designer and co-founder of the Venice Design Series.  Entertainment, surprises and special guests will round out an afternoon that is sure to be fun with food, family and friends.


Your donations are welcome and necessary!  Donations support the exciting, ongoing mission of Venice Community Housing (VCH) to create new housing and offer crucial programs as well as provide immediate and urgently needed support to VCH’s 500+ tenants who are hard hit and at risk during this difficult time.  For details on pending developments, please visit  Thank you for your support.

Donations are tax deductible. For more information, please call Linda Lucks @ 310-526-3857 or email: