Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center | 5340 N. Fresno Street, Fresno | MAP |
March 1, 2018 | Doors open at 6:30 p.m. | Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

Presented by Ernesto Sandoval

Propagation of Succulents from Seed at the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory

Ernesto Sandoval Ernesto and Company have been experimenting with various techniques for propagating succulents from seed and want to share these techniques and tips for better seed germination. If you haven’t tried growing from seed or if you are looking for ways to perhaps increase your success rate, Ernesto thinks you’ll appreciate this visual tour of propagation of plants such as Welwitschia, Aloes, Cacti, Dorstenia, Othonna, Mesembs and more.

Ernesto has been Director over the last 27 years at the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory. He has immersed himself in the world of polyculture and biodiversity by growing several thousand types of plants at the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory. Several of his favorite garden projects involved converting lawns and or water loving landscapes to drought tolerant and diversity-filled gardens. He loves the technical language of Botany but prefers to relate information in more understandable methods of communication. By helping people to understand the workings of plants he hopes to help us better understand how to and why our plants do what they do and how we can maximize their growth with less effort.

Let’s give Ernesto a warm welcome back!

Plants: Ernesto will be bringing a nice selection of plants for purchase.

Dinner: BJ’s Restaurant Brewhouse, 715 East Shaw Avenue Fresno, (559) 570-1900. For reservations, contact Rosanna by Wednesday, February 28th to make reservations at 559.999.0017 or Dinner begins promptly at 5:00 p.m. Reservations under Fresno Cactus Club. Members are invited to attend.