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: July 9, 2019 7:00PM

“Forms and Functions of Cacti and Succulents” presented by Ernesto Sandoval

Ernesto will be sharing his understanding of the way succulents and other desert plants are adapted to surviving drought in desert and other dry environments.  He’ll cover Biology ( how they work overall) Anatomy (How they’re organized on the inside), Morphology (how they’re organized on the outside, and Ecophysiology (how all the parts above work together) to make the plants adapted to their often challenging lives. 

As usual, Ernesto will bring an assortment of plants, mostly hardy succulents to offer for sale!

see the newsletter for more information

July 9: BCSS Meeting: Forms and Functions of Cacti and Succulents by Ernesto Sandoval

July 17-20 CSSA Convention San Luis Obispo CA

August 13: BCSS Meeting: Dinner out, where would you like to go?

September 10th BCSS Meeting: What you need to know about Successful Succulent Culture by J D Wikert

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!

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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!