Aloes and More in Madagascar
By Walker Young
Tuesday, June 18, 7:00 pm
Location: Auditorium in the San Francisco County Fair Building, 9th Ave and Lincoln Way, San Francisco MAP
This month's presentation will chronologically touch on highlights from last fall's Aloe-centric expedition to Central and Southwestern Madagascar with Brian Kemble, Kelly Griffin, and Jeremy Spath. In three weeks of 4x4 antics, the group visited roughly 40 species of Aloes in situ as well as numerous other succulent plants of interest, including many flowering Pachypodiums.
As Nursery Manager at The Ruth Bancroft Garden (ruthbancroftgarden.org), Walker directs operations in the retail nursery, helps Brian maintain the Garden's private collections, propagates accessioned plant material for use in the Garden, and also participates in planting new plants and re-imagining tired garden beds. Prior to his involvement with TRBG, Walker received his B.A. in History at UCLA and worked as an English teacher in Santiago, Chile.
Featured grower: The Ruth Bancroft Garden
What to bring:
The plants of the month are Madagascan succulents and Mammillarias, and anything else that looks good to share with the other members.
Please bring baked goodies, fruit, snack food or a beverage if your last name begins with the letters D to G, and any other members who can contribute this month.