President’s Message 

Welcome to the Folsom Garden Club!

Hello, my name is Julie Martinez.  I would like to take this time to thank you for the opportunity to serve as your new president.  I have recently retired from a 40-year career as a Neurodiagnostic Technician (recording brain activity EEG).  The school I went to was in Southern California and my first job was Children’s of Los Angeles.  Throughout my career I have worked in both clinical and surgical areas of the hospital.  Running a successful neurodiagnostic program at Mercy San Juan for 33 years.  I also started NDS programs at both Mercy Folsom Hospital and Marshall Medical Center.  My husband worked in the sheriff’s department and taught at Sac State.  My daughter is an Echo Technician (Ultrasound of the Heart) at UCD Med Center working with Children.  My Son is a resident at USCLA County specializing in pulmonary and critical care medicine.

I grew up with my grandparents in Montclair, California.  My grandmother was an incredible gardener and loved to sew.   I remember my grandmother starting all the vegetables and flowers from seed, down in her dark basement with florescent lights.  With the help of my beautiful greenhouse, I believe I have finally become as successful.

What I admire most about the Folsom Garden Club is its commitment to help fund and support projects like the Murer House, local school gardens, Friends of the Folsom Zoo, and Twin lakes Food Bank.    The monthly meetings are both entertaining and educational offering information and ideas on many garden-related topics.  The Dirt Garden events with the other members will be lasting memories for me.  I am so delighted to be your new president; this is a wonderful organization!  Let me know how we can help make it even better!

 Julie Martinez


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