South Coast C&SS monthly Zoom meeting August 2020
August 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT
Cactus of the Month: Astrophytum
Succulent of the Month: Sedum, Pachyphytum, Sempervivum
In-person meetings have been cancelled. All meetings in 2020 will be held online.
Members to submit photos for Mini Show
Jackson Burkholder will present a program via Zoom entitled, “The Botany of Cacti: An Introduction”.
Jackson has been growing cacti and succulents for nearly 20 years. After being involved with the Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society for many years as a hobbyist, he recently graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in horticulture. He is currently researching the anatomy of cacti in graduate school at Texas State University. During the summer, he spends his time in his greenhouse where he is starting Precision Cactus Growers, a nursery that specializes in producing cactus seeds and plants with collection data.
Jackson’s presentation will focus on cacti from a botanical perspective. He will discuss topics such as the taxonomy, evolution, anatomy, and diversity of the cactus family. He will also explain some of the adaptations that make cacti so unique and how this knowledge can be used to better grow these special plants.