Category Archives: Monthly Meetings

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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August 24 Meeting ERNESTO SANDOVAL

Mr. Sandoval will give a talk on Plant Hormones. Snacks and social time at 7. Meeting starts at 7:30.

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