“If we love and admire our friends, let us tell them so today.
It does them no harm, and they will pass along the kindness.
Yesterday is not ours, tomorrow may not be; tell them today.”
Each of the following admirers or contemporaries of Luther Burbank, along with such notables as Thomas Edison and John Muir, considered themselves a “friend” of the famed plant scientist:
- Artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera each selected him as the subject for a major exhibition piece.
- Jack London sought his advice on grape production in the Valley of the Moon.
- Helen Keller referred to her time with him as “the sweetest friendship that one could wish…”
- World-renowned yogi, Parmahansa Yogananda, said that “his very name is a synonym for goodness.”
We cordially invite you to become a “Friend” too.
As a member of the Friends of Luther Burbank, you will help us carry out our mission to preserve the memory of this extraordinary man, continue to explore and provide education about his life and work, and protect the site where he lived and worked.
Benefits include complimentary Home and Garden tours, Gift Shop discount, free plant coupon and more.
Want to join Friends? Click here for a membership form.