Source: Valley Roadrunner

Garden Club to welcome one of its scholarship success stories

February 27, 2013

The Dos Valles Garden Club will welcome Valley Center resident and businessman, Ben Holtz, as the speaker for its March 12 general meeting 10 a.m. at St. Stephen Community Hall. Meetings are always open to the public.

Holtz received the Dos Valles Garden Club Scholarship Award for four years and graduated Cum Laude in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in BioResource and Agricultural Engineering.Holtz has created a business headquartered on his familyís 70-acre avocado ranch in Valley Center, which markets jumbo hand-selected, gift packaged avocados to customers in the United States. He designed a system of same day picking, packing and shipping fresh from the grove avocadoes in specially insulated packaging. The company Web site, CaliforniaAvocadosDirect.com, illustrates the wide variety of fruit offered, including kits with salsa and other produce.

Holtzís mission is to promote California-grown avocadoes and to expand his customer base by means of internet marketing and personal promotion. For more information visit www.dosvallesgardenclub.org/