Category Archives: Monthly Meetings

October 25, 2018 Meeting – Woody Minnich

About The Speaker: Wendell S. (Woody) Minnich Woody, as he is commonly known, grew up in the Mojave Desert and has had an attraction to desert plants and animals since the early 1950’s. He has been involved with the cactus … Continue reading

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September 27, 2018 Meeting – Gunnar Eisel

About The Speaker: Gunnar Eisel Gunnar Eisel’s interest in cacti and succulents can be traced back to his childhood infatuation with photographing night-blooming cereus flowers and a few unfortunate encounters with opuntia glochids. His interest in cacti became intensified through … Continue reading

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August 23, 2018 Meeting – Todd Masilko

About The Speaker: Todd Masilko Todd Masilko has a background in Industrial Design and has been growing Cacti and Succulents for 15 years. He teaches at Pasadenaʼs Art Center College of Design and runs a Pasadena based Design consultancy. In … Continue reading

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June 28, 2018 Meeting – Gary Duke

About The Speaker: Gary Duke Gary Duke has been collecting cacti and succulents since he was 10 years old.   He is a retired Air Force Officer with a doctoral degree in physics. During his military career, he moved hisoriginal collection … Continue reading

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May 24, 2018 Meeting – Laurel Woodley

About The Speaker: Laurel Woodley Laurel Woodley is a retired biology professor from Los Angeles Harbor College who has been involved in Southern California horticulture since the mid 1960’s. A fourth generation Californian who was introduced to plants in her … Continue reading

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April 26, 2018 Meeting – Jeff Moore

About The Speaker: Jeff Moore Jeff has owned and operated Solana Succulents in Solana Beach for over 26 years. Prior to that he was a succulent enthusiast/collector for at least ten years. His small retail nursery offers as many succulent/desert … Continue reading

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Feb, 22, 2018 Meeting – Kelly Griffin

About The Speaker: Kelly Griffin CHILE ~  Copiapoa Land In November of 2017, We traveled to Chile again for a revisit to some wonderful cactus habitats. This trip included as many cactus as I could pack into a modest trip. … Continue reading

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Jan. 18, 2018 Meeting – Peter Walkowiak

About The Speaker: Peter Walkowiak Peter provides horticultural consultations and is a member of every Cactus and Succulent Society (CSS) in Southern California. Meeting Information Peter’s program will be hands on, learning about staging plants and the right soil mix. … Continue reading

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October 19 Meeting – Ed Read, Collection Care 101

Don’t forget, our meeting is a week early this month! Social Time at 7pm, meeting starts at 7:30. Edward Read is our speaker this month. “What’s going on with my plant?” is a question that I am asked quite often. … Continue reading

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Sept 28 Meeting- Woody Minnich – Mexico, The Hidden Treasures of Coahuila

Social time 7:00 pm Meeting starts at 7:30 Wendell S. (Woody) Minnich 2015 ​Woody, as he is commonly called, has been in the cactus hobby for some 45 years and has become well known for his participation in many of … Continue reading

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