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Our Next Meeting
Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 2:00 PM in Dorrance Hall at the Desert Botanical Garden
Program begins at 2:00 PM-this is a change from normal as we have two speakers and no business meeting.
Steve Plath, CACSS member, partner in Signature Botanica Nursery and a habitat restoration specialist.
Program: Gems Along the Trail
Steve has spent over 22 years working on ecological restoration projects which have taken him on many adventures around the southwestern United States. Sometimes he is sequestered in remote locations for days or weeks which has allowed him to explore during off-work periods. In this program he will show some of the fascinating cacti, succulents, and other plant types and some of the animals he has encountered.
Program: Dr. Kim McCue & Kristen Kindl
Desert Botanical Garden’s new Horticulture Center-a transformational site for plants and people
Project Co-Lead, Kimberlie McCue and Project Manager, Kristen Kindl will share the story of the multi-year process of bringing the concept of a new Horticulture Center from idea to reality. Beginning with aspirations to build a state-of-the-art facility to care for the Garden’s world-class plant collection, educate the public, and to support staff and volunteers, the process of planning, design, deconstruction and construction will be told. Learn how the new greenhouse range will better serve the Garden’s plants, how sustainability is incorporated into the architecture, and how the Horticulture Center’s Learning Lab and Outdoor Classroom will enhance experiential learning. The presentation will be followed by a short walk to see the Horticulture Center site and buildings under construction. Phase I will open March 1, 2016.