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Pierpont Racquet Club, 500 San Jon Rd., Ventura
Read the November press release here
Petty Ranch, 11971 Darling Road, Ventura
Foster Library in Ventura
Oxnard Farm Park
Santa Paula Rotary
Blanchard Community Library
A festive afternoon of special events featuring Betsy Blanchard Chess, author of Daughter of the Land. Begins outside in the park and moves into the library for a presentation. Co-sponsored by several local organizations.
For more details contact: 805-525-3615
119 N. 8th Street, Santa Paula
Limoneira Ranch, Santa Paula
“Pleasure of Your Company” fundraiser for the New West Symphony
Featuring Betsy Blanchard Chess
Music, food, ranch tours, and Daughter of the Land book signing
Tickets are $75 for adults and are available at https://newwestsymphony.org/poyc.
Saturday, July 24, 1 to 3 p.m
Bank of Books
Betsy Blanchard Chess signing Daughter of the Land:
748 E. Main St., Ventura
Open to the public
A Life Of Lemons: Founder Of One Of The World's Largest Citrus Farms' Granddaughter On Pivoting In The Pandemic And Growing Up Farming In Ventura County
Listen to the NPR Interview here
Fourth generation of farming and ranching in the county – Betsy grew up around the farm owned and still operated by her family.
She is now the first woman with a seat on their board.
She’s written a memoir about her childhood called Daughter of The Land – growing up in the citrus capital of the world.
The book is filled with historical photos around Santa Paula – the city founded by her great grandfather – around 150 years ago – and even a letter about grandfather – also called Nathan Blanchard – from his school principal.
“It was written in 1888,” she says, of the letter which politely expels her grandfather from his school.
Her brother John Blanchard, 78, who lives in Camarillo, said he learned some new information about the family from her book. He learned their grandfather, Nathan Blanchard II, was a “very stern …
Betsy Blanchard Chess on Elizabeth Stewarts Radio Show
Betsy’s interview starts at approximately 24 minutes in
Stay tuned, more reviews to come