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South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – August 2017

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8

Woody Minnich

PRESENTER FOR AUGUST IS: Woody Minnich – “Socotra”.

Woody Minnich will present slides of his trip to Socotra, a place many of us will never have the chance to see.  We will discover that many plants in our own collections come from this remote island, south of Yemen in the Arabian Sea. Woody is an excellent photographer and a very entertaining speaker.  Come and enjoy this excellent presentation and see how these plants grow in habitat.

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 the cactus and succulent clubs. He is an honorary life member of nine clubs as well as a life member and Friend of the CSSA (Cactus & Succulent Society of America.)  He has served in almost all positions of leadership from president, to newsletter editor, to show chairman and so on. He is also known for his extensive field work studying primarily the cactus family. He has traveled throughout Africa, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Madagascar, Mexico, Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Socotra, the United States and Yemen. From these trips and his nursery experience, he has developed an extensive knowledge of the cactus family as well as many of the other succulent genera.

Woody is also known for his many presentations. His photography is considered to be special and his commentary very entertaining and educational. He is a recognized international speaker and has spoken for plant conventions – organizations all over the USA, as well as in England, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico.  Woody has also authored a number of articles for various newsletters, the CSSA journal and his photographs are well published. Woody is the creator-originator of the first color version of the CSSA journal “Cacti and Succulents for the Amateur” that also featured show plants, shows and the growers of the pictured plants.

He is also known for his cactus and succulent nursery, Cactus Data Plants. CDP was started in 1975 and is still in operation today. Cactus Data Plants specializes in show specimens and rare cacti and other succulents with particular emphasis in Ariocarpus, Astrophytum, Mammillaria, Gymnocalycium, Turbinicarpus, Melocactus, Copiapoa, Fouquieria, Pachypodium, Euphorbia, Cyphostemma, Adenium and Adenia.

Woody and his wife Kathy live in the beautiful mountains south of Santa Fe New Mexico, in a region called Cedar Grove.  He has a small 1,200 sq, ft. greenhouse and a few cold frames where he grows his unique plants. He is always on the move and travels frequently to do presentations and shows throughout the western United States. Woody is the proud parent of three children, Leah, Denver and Sarah, all of whom are now grown and out in the big world. Woody is also the proud grandparent of three grandsons, Indiana, Ashton and Logan. He is a retired high school teacher of 32 years where he taught Graphic Arts, Architecture, Art and Health.

Cactus of the Month: Ariocarpus.
Succulent of the Month: Sedum, Pachyphytum, Sempervivum.

 

Details

Date:
August 13
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society
Phone:
310-346-6206
Website:
http://southcoastcss.org

Venue

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall
26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Phone:
310-544-1948
Website:
http://www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org/
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