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South Coast C&SS monthly Zoom meeting August 2020
2020-08-09 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT
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.