Next Meeting:

Oaxaca, There and Back

By Jeremy Spath
Tuesday, September 15, 7:00 pm

Location: Auditorium in the San Francisco County Fair Building, 9th Ave and Lincoln Way, San Francisco MAP

Jeremy Spath's talk will cover plants and habitats visited on road trips taken from his home in Leucadia, Ca. to Oaxaca in southern Mexico, and back. Oaxaca is the highest center for plant diversity in Mexico, and this talk will focus on its succulents, but also include other favorite plants, such as cycads, terrestrial bromeliads, and the occasional pachycaul tree. 

Jeremy began his plant career nearly ten years ago at the San Diego Botanic Gardens in Encinitas, Ca. While at the gardens he was exposed to many different plant groups but was most attracted to succulents, cycads, bromeliads, palms and bamboos. Working with the plants at the garden, he felt an urge to travel into the field to study the plants he loved to grow, and he has been hooked since the first trip. To him, seeing plants in the wild felt like meeting old friends for the first time. 

Jeremy left the botanic gardens to launch his landscape design company, Water's Path Landscape Design. Additionally, Jeremy works part time for Rancho Soledad Nursery in Rancho Santa Fe, Ca. overseeing seed propagation and succulent hybridization. 
Jeremy spends most of his days working with plants, but is happiest in the field, since to him, nature is truly the best landscaper.

The featured growers for the September meeting will be Andy Siekkinen and Marilyn Mangle.

What to bring:

For the Show & Tell table, we will feature terrestrial bromeliads on the succulent side (Hechtia, Dyckia, Puya, Deuterocohnia, etc.), Cleistocactus and Borzicactus on the cactus side, and anything else looking good that you would like to share.

Please bring baked goodies, fruit, snack food or a beverage if your last name begins with the letters I to M, and any other members who would like to contribute this month.

A generous offer from

Anyone, club member or not, who makes a purchase from can earn credit for the San Francisco Succulent & Cactus Society. The credit amounts to 10% of your purchases, which in turn, the club would use to purchase books for our library. is an online bookseller with nearly 200 titles on succulents alone and has many other categories of plant books as well. If you are interested, please access their store using this promotional web link: