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Fresh tomatoes grown in the Olivewood Garden and Learning Center are on display during the benefit.
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Benefit draws north, south counties together

ENCINITAS — The home garden of Larry and Jolee Pink was opened up to the public on Aug. 16 to help fundraise for National City’s Olivewood Garden and Learning Center.

Patrons had the rare opportunity to visit the Pink’s Triton Garden Gallery see works from Jolee and Larry, as well as the hanging fish hurricane pieces, which adorn one of the property’s fichus trees from Rick Hartner of Sitting Duck Studios. Encinitas artist Donna Butnik also showcasing her paintings.

As a nonprofit, Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center offers free programs for classes, children and adults in cooking and gardening.

Healy Vigderson, executive director of Olivewood Garden and Learning Center, attends the benefit at the Encinitas home of Larry and Jolee Pink. Photos by Tony CagalaEncinitas artist Donna Butnik displays one of her paintings. Photo by Tony CagalaStephanie Parker from Epicurean San Diego. Photo by Tony CagalaVisitors take in the scenery of the Triton Garden Gallery in Encinitas. Photo by Tony CagalaChef Brandon Brooks of Quad Ale-House puts the finishing touches on some hickory smoked pork belly. Photo by Tony CagalaSinger Ella Shreiner performs with Jimmy Patton and Enrique Platas. Photo by Tony CagalaFrom left: Jolee Pink, Larry Pink and Donna Butnik. Photo by Tony Cagala