Gardenlust: A Botanical Tour of the World’s Best New Gardens - with Chris Woods Monday, March 18, 2019 For three years, Chris Woods traveled the world seeking out contemporary gardens and found fifty of the best. With wit and humor, he describes the most arresting features in public parks in exotic locations like New Delhi and Dubai, mission-redefining botanic gardens in Chile and Australia, and the … Continue reading Gardenlust: A Botanical Tour of the World’s Best New Gardens
“So Many Plants, So Little Time!” - with You! Monday, February 18, 2019 We had a great time last year, and we plan to do it again this year: a full meeting of plant display and discussion only this time in February. Last year’s meeting was a wonderful round table discussion and major learning experience from our members. For the colder parts … Continue reading “So Many Plants, So Little Time!”
CRISPR Technology: Genome Editing for Agriculture - with Susan Jenkins, Ph.D., Innovative Genomics Institute, UC Berkeley Monday, January 21, 2019 Crops around the world face ongoing threats of biotic and abiotic stresses, which are only being exacerbated by climate change. The challenges to supply adequate and safe food over the next several decades, at a time when the global population will reach ten billion, are real. … Continue reading CRISPR Technology: Genome Editing for Agriculture
Lions Tails, Tiger Lilies, and Bears Breeches, Oh, My! - with Jackie Salas Monday, November 19, 2018 Children’s Fairyland is a kid’s amusement park, developed over 65 years ago as a beloved retirement project of local nurseryman Arthur Navlet. Join Jackie Salas, the park’s Landscape Supervisor, will discuss plant choices influenced by decades of additions, more than 200,000 visitors, toddlers’ feet, and squirrels from Hades. … Continue reading Lions Tails, Tiger Lilies, and Bears Breeches, Oh, My!
New Collections and Selections for the Summer-dry Garden - with Sean Hogan Monday, October 15, 2018 From his position as curator of the South African, New Zealand, Australian, New World Desert and the California Native Cultivar Gardens at UC Botanical Garden, Sean returned to his native Portland, eventually establishing Cistus Nursery, widely held to be among best of the west coast retail small nurseries. He … Continue reading New Collections and Selections for the Summer-dry Garden
The Mexican Cloud Forests of Oxaca & Chiapas - with Ted Kipping - Monday, September 17, 2018