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South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – July 2023

July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Kazuko and Duke Benadon

Mini-Show Cactus of the Month:  Melocactus
Mini-Show Succulent of the Month: Bromeliaceae (other than Tillandsia)

PRESENTER FOR JULY: Duke Benadon “Baja California-End to End”

Kazuko and Duke Benadon
Kazuko and Duke Benadon

Duke has been involved with several cactus & succulent clubs and is a life member of three. He became a Director for the Cactus & Succulent Society of America (CSSA) in 1990, served as the CSSA’s Show Chairman for more than a decade, and as Convention Chairman for six conventions. He served as Vice President and then President for a total of almost ten years, and as Editor of the Cactus & Succulent Journal for just over a year. He is a recipient of three CSSA awards, Superior Service, Special Service, and Fellow. He was the author of the long-running CSJ column, Superb Succulents, since its inception. He enjoys flora and fauna, seed growing, traveling, photography, and sharing these experiences with others of similar interests.

Brajia armata in Baja
Brajia armata in Baja


July 9
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
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South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society
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South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall
26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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