Ethiopia 2018

By Walker Young
Tuesday, April 16, 7:00 pm

In July of 2018, Walker Young had the pleasure of taking a trip to Ethiopia with Brian Kemble, Tom Cole, and John Miller, all people with a strong interest in aloes. Naturally, they visited lots of great aloe habitats, but along the way they encountered many other wonderful products of the natural world, from euphorbias to stapeliads to hyenas to Gelada monkeys. The habitats visited were unbelievably diverse, from high mountain tundra to arid deserts to savannah to jungle. Come see some sights from a part of the world not often featured in succulent presentations.

Walker is the Assistant Curator at the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, and an avid grower of succulents. In addition to aloes, he is partial to agaves, echeverias, cycads, and plants in the Protea Family. He loves to see plants in habitat, whether it be in Mexico, Africa, Madagascar or South America. He posts photos periodically on the Ruth Bancroft Garden Instagram account, and you can visit this any time to check these out.

Walker Young and Brian Kemble will be the featured growers.

What to bring:

For this month’s Show & Tell table, we will feature we will feature Euphorbia on the succulent side and Mammillaria on the cactus side, and anything else looking good to share.

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

Meeting Location:

Auditorium in the San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 9th Ave (at Lincoln Way), San Francisco — MAP