Meeting Location: DBG – Dorrance Hall
Meeting Time: 2:00 p.m.

The monthly meetings will include:

  • Announcements of upcoming meetings and events
  • Club news
  • a Silent Plant Auction
  • a monthly presentation

Members frequently bring in cuttings to share on the free plant table.

We meet at 2:00 pm the last Sunday of most months at the Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona. The general meeting begins at 2 pm but you can come early to socialize and peruse the Silent Auction plants. Here is a map of the Garden.

Our Board meets monthly to discuss CACSS business; all members are welcome to attend Board meetings.

Presenter: Jan Emming

Program: Diverse Flora and Fauna of South Africa

South Africa has some of the most diverse flora and fauna on earth; especially considering the nation’s relatively limited global land area. In September 2016 Jan Emming took a several week long journey here and covered a large swath of the country from Kruger National Park in the northeast to Cape Town in the southwest, including a number of locales in between that are not usually very well frequented by C&S aficionados. This program highlights some of the vast biodiversity of the nation. While succulent plants that are of great interest to many people in the CACSS are the primary focus of this program, significant attention is also paid to other plant groups as well as bird and mammal diversity. Join us for a look at the numerous natural reasons to visit this wonderful nation.