History of flower market told at library

DOWNEY - Author Peggi Ridgway will give a history of the Los Angeles Flower Market when she presents a slideshow presentation Wednesday at the Downey City Library.Ridgway, author of "Sending Flowers to America," will give her presentation in the Cormack Room from 7-8:30 p.m. With more than 350 photos, the book records the contributions made by European immigrants to California's agricultural history. Their stories and anecdotes of years gone by are told in this book, along with photos. The book showcases the role they played in supplying flowers to florists and consumers nationally during the years before imports, when fresh flowers could only be obtained domestically and California was the state that supplied them throughout the year. Ridgway has served as editor of The Bloomin' News, the bi-monthly newsmagazine of the Los Angeles Flower Market, since 1999 and is an award-winning freelance writer of more than 500 feature articles. For reservations to the discussion, call the Adult Information desk at (562) 904-7360, ext. 1320

********** Published: July 17, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 13