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Real Estate - September 9, 2011

Cultivating friendships

Ninety years later, the Garden Club of Palo Alto keeps giving back to the community

by Janelle Eastman / photos Veronica Weber

It was in October 1921 when a mutual love for gardening and community service inspired Mrs. Frederick Wheeler, along with 11 other women, to volunteer their time and establish the Garden Club of Palo Alto. The goal of the Garden Club was quite unequivocal — to actively provide leadership and educate the community about gardening by serving local organizations.

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