General Membership Meeting

ESA General Membership meeting

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

7:30 pm until 9:00 pm

Bamboo Room

Los Angeles County Arboretum

301 N. Baldwin Ave

Arcadia, CA

Free parking, free admission. Refreshments provided

First time guests and new members receive a free rooted plant.

Program: Plant Hormones for Pruning and Propagating Epiphyllums

Ernesto Sandoval

Ernesto Sandoval has been wondering and seeking questions to why plants grow and look the way that they do for a long time. Now he explains and interprets the world of plants to a variety of ages and experiences from K-12 to professionals and Master Gardeners. He regularly lectures to a variety of western Garden Clubs throughout the year and particularly to Succulent Clubs throughout California since that group of plants is his particular passion within his general passion for plants. He describes himself as a "Jose of all plants, master of none." Ernesto thoroughly enjoys helping everyone, and gardeners in particular, to understand why and how plants do what they do. When he was about 13 he asked his dad why one tree was pruned a particular way and another tree another way. His dad answered bluntly "because that's the way you do it.” Since then he's been finding the answers to those and many other questions by getting a degree at UC Davis in Botany and working from student weeder/waterer to Director over the last 25 years at the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory. He's long left the "mow blow and go" monoculture landscape gardening world of Los Angeles and has immersed himself in the world of polyculture and biodiversity by growing several thousand types of plants at the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory, many of them succulents. Several of his favorite garden projects involved converting lawns and or water loving landscapes to drought tolerant and diversity filled gardens! He likes to promote plant liberation by encouraging gardeners of all sorts to grow more plants in the ground when possible. 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, or at least appreciate what they do, with less effort and a better understanding. General ESA Meetings are informal and informative, with an emphasis on epi culture. Admission and parking are free. Refreshments are served. Members and guests attending their first meeting receive a free, potted epi plant. Cuttings and potting supplies are available for bargain prices at the sale and raffle tables. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month (except January and December), at 7:30 pm, in the Bamboo Room of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden (Arboretum of Los Angeles County, 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA. From the Foothill Freeway (1-210), take the Baldwin Avenue off ramp south, and follow the signs to the Arboretum.

~~Ernesto Sandoval has been wondering and seeking questions to why plants grow and look the way that they do for a long time. Now he explains and interprets the world of plants to a variety of ages and experiences from K-12 to professionals and Master Gardeners. He regularly lectures to a variety of western Garden Clubs throughout the year and particularly to Succulent Clubs throughout California since that group of plants is his particular passion within his general passion for plants. He describes himself as a "Jose of all plants, master of none." Ernesto thoroughly enjoys helping everyone, and gardeners in particular, to understand why and how plants do what they do.

 

 When he was about 13 he asked his dad why one tree was pruned a particular way and another tree another way. His dad answered bluntly "because that's the way you do it.” Since then he's been finding the answers to those and many other questions by getting a degree at UC Davis in Botany and working from student weeder/waterer to Director over the last 25 years at the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory. He's long left the "mow blow and go" monoculture landscape gardening world of Los Angeles and has immersed himself in the world of polyculture and biodiversity by growing several thousand types of plants at the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory, many of them succulents. Several of his favorite garden projects involved converting lawns and or water loving landscapes to drought tolerant and diversity filled gardens! He likes to promote plant liberation by encouraging gardeners of all sorts to grow more plants in the ground when possible. 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, or at least appreciate what they do, with less effort and a better understanding.

 

 

Date: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 7:30pm