Next Meeting:

Haworthias and Gasterias Along South Africa's Garden Route

By Walker Young
Tuesday, August 15, 7:00 pm

Location: Auditorium in the San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 9th Ave (at Lincoln Way), San Francisco MAP

Walker gave a presentation on Haworthias in habitat in August 2016, and since then he has returned to South Africa to visit lots of habitats not seen on the earlier trip. As before, he was accompanied by Kelly Griffin and Brian Kemble, and the three of them had a long list of Haworthia and Gasteria species they wanted to track down. This presentation shows some of the things they found on South Africa's famed Garden Route, along the southern rim of Africa. In addition to Haworthias and Gasterias, Walker will show lots of other plants encountered along the way, such as Aloes, Euphorbias, Crassulas and cycads (including a special outing to see the highly endangered Encephalartos latifrons).

Walker is the Assistant Curator at the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, and lives in Oakland. He is an enthusiastic grower of many succulent plants, including Haworthias, Aloes, Gasterias, Agaves, Echeverias and cycads. He likes to grow plants from seed to study the changes they undergo on the way from little sprouts to mature plants, and he greatly enjoys seeing them in their native habitats.

Walker will also be this month's featured grower.

What to bring:

The Show & Tell table will feature Cleistocactus on the cactus side and Haworthia & Gasteria on the succulent side. As usual, feel free to bring anything else
that you would like to share.

Please bring baked goodies, fruit, snack food or a beverage if your last name begins with the letters N to R, and any other members who would like to contribute this month.

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