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Articles: The Days of Compost and Conservation

As part of our continuing celebration of silver, honoring twenty-five years of Pacific Horticulture, our editor emeritus concludes his series on the origins of the magazine and its contribution to Western horticulture.
At the Pacific Horticultural Foundation board meeting in February 1975 some members felt that more should be done to find additional readers for the California Horticultural Journal. Most agreed that its content deserved a wider audience, but the Foundation lacked funds to advertise it. This provoked discussion on the journal’s format and it was agreed that something more attractive was needed before promotion was attempted.

The president, Richard Hildreth, then director of the Saratoga Horticultural Foundation, invited board members with an interest in a new format to remain for further discussion after the adjournment. He then charged this ad hoc format committee, not with reporting on the matter to the board, but with producing the journal in a revised format twelve months hence. His strategy neatly circumvented delays that might have been caused by those emphasizing financial risk in the enterprise, while drawing upon the heightened energy and enthusiasm inev...


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