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March 2015 SCCSS Meeting
2015-03-08 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm UTC-8
Buck Hemenway – ‘Why We Love South Africa’
Buck Hemenway and his wife Yvonne are enthusiastic growers of succulent plants. Their one time hobby turned into the Prickly Palace nursery, which supplied cacti and succulents to the retail nursery trade for 15 years. He is Past President of the San Gabriel Valley C&SS and Gates Cactus & Succulent Society, and currently serves on the board of Cactus & Succulent Society of America. Both are “Northern” people. Yvonne is Canadian and Buck was born and raised in Portland.
They have traveled to Southern Africa on several occasions, visiting southwest Namibia as well as the Karoos in South Africa. They have a continuing love affair with South Africa and have purchased property there with the intent to move to the Little Karoo later this year.
The talk is titled “Why We Love South Africa”. It is a grand tour of some of Buck and Yvonne’s most favorite places and, of course, the plants that grow there.