Event Details

Location: Los Angeles, CA

What’s Hot Outside: Trends in Drought Tolerant Water Wise Landscape Design for Southern California Gardens – “Little Water? No Problem!”

Date:  Saturday, October 15 – 11 am – 1 pm

Host: Jackie Kassorla (Masters A&LS ’77)

Donation, $50

Limit: 20 guests

Buy tickets at http://www.cornellclubla.com/store.html?event_id=1641.

Join well respected landscape designer and former Emmy Award-winning HGTV host, Jackie Kassorla, for what has become an annual tradition, brunch and DIY cutting edge, landscaping tips. Far from Cayuga’s waters and climate, our Los Angeles drought creates unique landscape challenges. Contemporary landscape design in Southern California has a new aesthetic — focusing on creating beauty in the garden while considering water usage.

Jackie will provide step-by-step information for landscape designs using drought tolerant plants and water-wise irrigation systems for home gardeners, taking water thirsty lawns out of the equation and replacing them with luxurious living spaces and gardens. Join her, over a delicious brunch, in the lauded “Century” building in Century City, for an interactive presentation about how to create beautiful economically and ecologically responsible landscapes.

Jackie is the CEO and founder of Eden Green Living, a Beverly Hills based landscape design firm, creating generations of public and private gardens. She lectures on sustainable agriculture and green gardening and donates time to develop edible green garden programs for schools and charities.


How can you simultaneously have a wonderful meal, meet new Cornellians and help provide much-needed scholarships for deserving Los Angeles Cornell students?  The Club’s annual series of Scholarship Dinners & Events offers you a chance to have a great time while benefiting CCLA’s Scholarship Endowment.  This year’s dining and event options can’t miss!

From September through Thanksgiving, generous Cornell hosts open their homes, tables and other interesting venues to other scholarship-supporting Cornellians and friends, with 100 percent of all donations going to the Endowment.  As veteran attendees know, Scholarship Dinners are a win-win-win deal for hosts, guests and the Club. Many choose to go to more than one event; a few years ago one member attended six!

In place since 1996, the CCLA Endowment now stands above $400,000. Out of this total, this year we are providing $30,000 in scholarship awards. The club is continuing to grow the Endowment through the Scholarship Dinner program and other fund-raising.

Your tax adviser can explain how your Dinner costs may be deductible. If your schedule prevents you from attending a Dinner this year, please consider making a donation in lieu of attending. We hope to see you at one of our events!  

Please check http://www.cornellclubla.com/events.html for a full list of Scholarship Events.  New events will be added throughout the season.