Tales of California Botanists and Flora

Tales of California Botanists and Flora

with Ken Lavin, Outings Coordinator, Greenbelt Alliance
Monday, November 21, 2022

Join us for a peek at the secret life of some California native flora and the adventures (and misadventures) of early day botanical explorers who risked life and limb to collect and describe the plants in our gardens.

We’ll also visit the unlikely home of the type specimen for our California state flower and discover the “refrigerator tree” beloved by Californians but with a unique connection to Canada.

Greenbelt Alliance is a Bay Area non-profit working to prepare the Bay Area for climate change by educating people, advocating for bold change, and collaborating to address the climate crises. Ken taught outdoor education in the East Bay for many years and was a National Park Ranger stationed in the Marin Headlands and Muir Woods. He also served as president and longtime board member of the Mount Diablo Interpretive Association.

You can find videos of our speaker presentations plus the Plant Forum on our YouTube channel.