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College Corner

Sierra College Patrons luncheon

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Sierra College Patrons meeting

  • When: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. May 7
  • Where: Bushnell Gardens Nursery, 5255 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay
  • Cost: $11 for lunch
  • Info: Joan Edwards, 916-663-3408 or
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College Corner is a recurring feature that highlights news and coming events from Placer County’s institutions of higher learning.

The Sierra College Patrons, a Sierra College Foundation support group, is having a lunch May 7 for those interested in becoming members.

The lunch and informative talk on container gardens will be by nursery manager Rich Swanson at Bushnell Gardens Nursery.

A nursery tour will follow.

Bushnell’s Nursery and Garden Center is a second generation, family-owned business that began on its current site in Granite Bay more than 20 years ago.  Over the years, it evolved from a family sheep ranch to a cut-your-own Christmas tree farm to today’s wholesale and retail plant nursery and home decor center.

A box lunch is available for $11. To reserve a spot and order lunch, contact Joan Edwards at 916-663-3408 or leojoan@att.net. RSVP deadline is April 30.

The Sierra College Patrons formed in 1984 and provides financial support to the college’s arts and humanities departments.

The group  provides more than $10,000 in grants each year.  Grants are designed to directly affect students as much as possible. 

Since its inception, the Patrons have donated more than $360,000 to Sierra College.