Category Archives: Monthly Meetings

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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June 22 – Kelly Griffin

Kelly Griffin As a function of his work at Altman plants, Kelly Griffin is charged with finding and creating new and different plants. Some of Kelly’s hybrid aloes and agaves are well known in the industry and are collected by … Continue reading

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May 25 Meeting – Gunnar Eisel

Come for Social Time at 7, meeting starts at 7:30. “Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder:  Our Wonderful and Weird Hobby” It is easy to see what attracts people to roses or African violets. However, if one asks C&S enthusiasts what they like about … Continue reading

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