The Bakersfield Cactus and Succulent Society

The Bakersfield Cactus & Succulent Society meets the second Tuesday of each month at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2216 17th Street Bakersfield California. A "social half-hour" begins at 6:30 PM and the real meeting starts at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome! This MAP might help you find the place.

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NEXT MEETING: June 12, 2018 7:00PM

How About Haworthia presented by J.D. Wikert

J.D. is a fisheries biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service working on restoration of habitat for salmon in the Central Valley. Previously, he worked in Florida sampling fish and doing lake restoration. He has been actively propagating succulent plants for around 15 years and has figured out how to kill most succulent species over that time period. He is also a member of both the Sacramento and Stockton Cactus and Succulent Societies, and even served a 2 year term as president for the Stockton Club.

His talk will be a broad overview of the genus Haworthia and will cover taxonomy, distribution, cultivation, and propagation as well as providing photographs of many of the species within the genus. Be prepared to be envious of all the cool plants that are not yet in your collection. J.D. has a number of presentations on succulent plants that he has given in the past, so if you like the Haworthia talk, feel free to request any of the others from this list: Adromischus, Aloe, Dudleya, Gasteria, Sedum, Senecio, Stapelieads, and a broader presentation on succulent plants geared towards newer members in the hobby. J.D. has developed these talks to teach himself more about these cool groups of plants, but by no means considers himself an expert. J.D. also spends way too much time on Facebook in various succulent plant groups.

ACTIVITIES/EVENTS
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June 12: BCSS Meeting: Haworthia presented by JD Wickert

June 29 - July 1: CSSA 53rd Annual Show & Sale. The Huntington: 1151 Oxford Drive, San Marino, CA

July 10: BCSS Meeting: "South Africa” presented by Ernesto Sandoval

Sept 1: Huntington Symposium: 1151 Oxford Drive, San Marino, CA

Succulent Garden Work Day: TBA


Things you may want to bring: hand weeding tools, knee-pad, bottled water, maybe a bucket, gloves and be prepared to get dirty, especially if the soil is wet.

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