The Cactus and Succulent Society of New Mexico meets the third Friday of most months in the Patio Room of the Garden Center. Educational and entertaining presentations usually begin at about 7:45 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Please join us to learn more about these fascinating plants, or just enjoy the beautiful pictures of plants and places many of us will never have the opportunity to visit.
September 2019 – No meeting at the Garden Center. Presentations will be at the Cactus and Succulent Exhibit at the Botanic Garden on Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend. They will include Potting and Repotting Cactus by Ralph Peters at 10:30; The Edible Prickly Pear by Penny and Gary Hoe at 12:00 noon; and Building Cactus Gardens by John Oberhausen at 1:30. The Exhibit will be on display through Monday, 2 September.
October 2019 — John Oberhausen from Santa Fe will give a presentation on “Cactus Rescue Project and the Santa Fe Cholla”. It is the story of two people who decided to save an endangered plant, the Santa Fe Cholla, and in the process, are not only saving this endangered plant, but started a grass roots group that promotes the use of cactus as a xeric garden alternative in our drought plagued desert southwest. The Cactus Rescue Project has put in numerous community cactus gardens as a public service and teaching opportunity, and also gives classes and lectures to people on how they can do this in their own home gardens.
November 2019 — Irwin Lightstone from Texas will give a talk on photography for cacti and succulents.
December 2019 – No formal presentation.