Schedule of Events

General Membership meetings are held on the third Friday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
The Palm Room (downstairs lecture hall)
310 N. Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91007
(one block south of the 210 Freeway)
(626) 821-3222

2016

January 15: Passion Fruit in All Their Diversity
- By Jorge Ochoa, Professor in Horticulture, Long Beach City College

February 19: Travels Into the Chaco (Darien) of Colombia, Looking for the Rare Palm, Sabinaria magnifica
- By Don Hodel, UC Cooperative Agent in Horticulture for L.A. County

March 18: Miniature Ferns for Terrariums
- By Don DeLano, Horticulturist, Fairplex

April 15: Show Preparation Meeting: How to Prepare Your Plants for the June Show
- By LAIFS Experts

May 20: Orchids & Ferns of Ecuador
- By Ron Kaufmann, PhD, Assoc. Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Environmental & Ocean Sciences, UC San Diego. President of the Orchid Species Conservation Society.

June 11 & June 12: 2016 LAIFS Fern & Exotic Plant Show & Sale
Saturday 9 am - 4:30 pm -- Sunday 9 am - 4 pm
Door Prizes -- Outstanding Plant Show -- Vendor Sales -- Society Sales
Sales of ferns, exotic plants, native & drought tolerant plants & plant related items

June 17: Palms and Other Tropicals on a Recent Foray in Cuba
- By Donald Hodel, UC Cooperative Agent in Horticulture for L.A. County

July 15: Botanical Travels in Chiapas, Mexico
- By Jorge Ochoa, Professor and Director of the Horticultural Dept., Long Beach City College

August 19: Paleobotany and Fossel Fern Studies
- By Dawn Digrius, Professor at California State University, Long Beach

September 16: Backpacking through China - Visiting Botanic Gardens
- By Herb Halling, LAIFS Member

Revised Date - October 14: Plant Travels in Columbia, South America
- By Jorge Ochoa, Professor and Director of the Horticultural Dept., Long Beach City College

November 18: Sporing Ferns
- By Don DeLano, Horticulturist, Fairplex Don DeLano, Horticulturist, Fairplex

December 16: Christmas Party