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: May 14, 2019 6:00PM

See you at the potluck/picnic at 6 PM at The Succulent Garden at Cal State

Tables and chairs and paper service will be provided. Come to admire the cactus garden!

DIRECTIONS: The BCSS Garden is located in the Environmental Studies Area on the south east side of the CSUB campus. To get there enter the CSU Bakersfield campus from the south entrance off of Camino Media Blvd.   Just after the information booth the large parking lot on the right is the access road to the facility. Turn right in the first driveway.  Go through the parking lot past the recycling drop off area, at the softball field backdrop find a short dirt road and follow it over the campus bike path (yield to traffic on the bike path) to the parking area which is lined with railroad ties, please park straight in toward the fence or railroad ties.

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May 14: BCSS Meeting: Family Picnic at the Succulent Garden at CSUB 6 PM

June 1-2 Fresno Cactus & Succulent Society Show & Sale, Fresno Fair Grounds, 1121 South Chance Ave, 93702

June 11th: BCSS Meeting: Rare Cacti of Arizona presented by Peter Breslin

June 29th and 30th CSSA Show & Sale Huntington Gardens, San Marino

July 17-20 CSSA Convention San Luis Obispo CA

Succulent Garden Work Day: To Be Announced

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.

Cal State Garden

Garden Work (Weeding) Days: In the past our workdays have been held on a Sunday from 9AM-Noon. This has always had the best turnout compared to other days. However, I would like your input on when you might be able to come and help. Please email me with suggestions at:

Stephen Cooley

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See some pictures from our 2014 Show and Sale!

Comments? Questions? email: thecactuspatch
Come Join The Crowd! Do you have a couple of friends who are interested in Cacti and Succulents? Give them a gentle nudge in the direction of one of our meetings. They'll thank you for it later!