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Monday, January 14 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Our first speaker of the new year is Jeff Chemnick, from Aloes-in-Wonderland garden and nursery in Santa Barbara, California. An authority on Mexican cycads who has published numerous articles on the topic, Jeff also leads botanical and ornithological eco-tours throughout Mexico particularly in the southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas. Despite its name, the primary focus of Aloes-in-Wonderland is cycads, although aloes abound as well. Jeff has given numerous presentations on his botanical travels worldwide and teaches the Lotusland docent training course on cycads. Currently he is working on a book on the cycads of Mexico. Be sure to join us on January 14 to hear Jeff talk about his travels and the plants he loves.
Monday, February 11 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Brie Arthur studied Landscape Design and Horticulture at Purdue University. After more than a decade’s experience as a grower and propagator, she has become a consultant, garden communicator and industry promoter. She writes, lectures, and works as a correspondent for the popular public television program “Growing a Greener World. Brie teaches various techniques of vegetable, fruit, herb and ornamental combinations that not only work in small spaces but also assist with insect and pest control. Join us on February 11, to hear Brie Arthur describe her signature design technique, Foodscaping, a sustainable landscape practice that combines beauty and utility by pairing edible with ornamentals in a traditional landscape.
Monday, March 11 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Christopher Woods, garden consultant and former Director and Chief Designer of Chanticleer Gardens, has recently returned from three years traveling the world seeking out contemporary gardens. He found fifty of the best, which he describes in his new book, Gardenlust: A Botanical Tour of the World’s Best New Gardens. On March 11 he will join us to describe public parks in exotic locations like New Delhi and Dubai, mission-redefining botanic gardens in Chile and Australia, as well as lavish private estates and gem-like city yards. He will also share the fascinating people, plants, and stories that made these gardens so lust-worthy.
Pacific Horticulture Society
People Connecting with the Power of Gardens
Pacific Horticulture Society is advocating for gardens to be at the epicenter of push-back on climate change, and for gardeners to be on the forefront of advancing environmental literacy. Known for the widely-recognized Pacific Horticulture publication, Pac Hort is expanding its mission to include programming connecting people with the power of gardens for enriching lives and healing our environment.
This is an exciting time. We’re bringing cutting-edge horticulture and emerging environmental science to our community through new programs, our much-loved publications, and expanded relationships with place-based organizations from B.C. to Baja. PHS members receive print versions of all our publications as well as discounts on our superior educational programs and inspiring garden events, as well as reduced pricing on international and domestic PHS tours.
San Diego Horticultural Society has become an Affiliate Member Organization (AMO). A key benefit to members is a 20% discount on the full PHS membership which includes the print magazine and discounts on programs and tours. SDHS can share the new digital edition of Pacific Horticulture with all its members. Also, you can sign up for the free monthly newsletter that features relevant, richly informative articles from more than a decades of archives, on the PHS website.
Whether you’ve been with us for years or are new to Pacific Horticulture Society, we invite you to join us. Come with us as we move into our next 50 years. Become a member, renew, or extend your membership today, or give us a call at 510-849-1627 or email us at email@example.com.
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