Wildfires in the West
As a leading advocate for conservation, Gary Ferguson
has been a speaker, researcher, teacher, and writer for the better part of the past 35 years on many environmental issues plaguing us today. Bringing together years of experience with science, human nature, and psychology, many of his pieces study the human impact on our environment, as well as the impact that it has on humans. An author of 22 science and nature books, including the award winning Hawks Rest: A Season in the Remote Heart of Yellowstone, he has also written for magazines and newspapers like Vanity Fair and the LA Times.
Gary's latest book, Land on Fire: The New Reality of Wildfire in the West, tacklesan issue that most, if not all, of us here on the west coast know all too well.
Western wild fires, how we have impacted our surroundings, how the fires affect us, and the integral part they play in many western forests. Please join us January 8th to hear Gary discuss his findings and gain a better understanding of wildfire ecology. Visit Gary's website @ wildwords.net
Presentations start at 6:45
Parking free for everyone
Tom NuccioNuccio’s Camellias & Camellias
‘Yuletide’, ’Nuccio’s Pearl’, ‘Silver Waves’, ‘Tama Peacock’, ‘Curtain Call’, Nuccio’s Bella Rossa’….. are just a few of the names associated with February’s Speaker and his family. Today, a band of brothers/cousins have carried on the Nuccio’s name with the introduction of dozens of camellia and azalea cultivars. For over 50 years, the Nuccio family have hybridized and cultivated Camellia and Azaleas in Altadena where they own about 80 acres of which about 6 are under cultivation. Stars of the winter and early spring garden, Southern California has the ideal climate for cultivating these evergreen shrubs, a family that includes the all important Tea plant (Camellia sinensis).
Join us to hear Tom Nuccio talk about his experiences with hybridization, growing, production and new cultivar introductions. Be prepared to take down cultivar names and ogle over flower/plant samples!
Jeff MooreSoft Succulents
March’s speaker needs no introduction to most of our members; with 25 years experience running a successful Nursery, a large portfolio with gardens and two published books, all showcasing the fascinating world of Succulents, Jeff Moore will be joining us to promote his upcoming book: Soft succulents.
Focusing primarily on genus’ like aeoniums, echeverias, crassulas, sedums, dudleyas and other softer non-spiny succulents, his newest book largely talks about the plants themselves along with information and pictures of them in their native habitats. His talk will largely go i more detail on these plants in cultivation, some common, some not often seen, but all guaranteed to intrigue us with amazing colors and textures.
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