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Welcome to the Southern California Horticultural Society,
where passionate gardeners meet to share ideas
and learn from each other

On the second Thursday of each month, we invite speakers to present a talk or program about their area of expertise. We are once again offering in-person meetings as well as live-streaming on Zoom (with registration).

Meetings may also include Plant Sales, a Raffle and expert discussion of plants brought in to the Plant Forum. Do you have an interesting plant to share? If you can't bring one in person, send in a photo and requested information on our Plant Forum Page.

For more information about the Society, please see our About SCHS page.

Next Meeting: 

2022 Ruth Borun Lecture Series presents

SUZANNE SIMARD - FINDING THE MOTHER TREE

Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 7:30 pm PST


Photo by Diana Markosian

The Southern California Horticultural Society is pleased to welcome Dr. Suzanne Simard as this year’s speaker in the Ruth Borun Lecture Series.

Suzanne Simard is a Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of British Columbia and the leader of The Mother Tree Project, which researches forest renewal practices that protect biodiversity against climate change.

Dr. Simard’s work has been published widely, with over 170 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Nature, Ecology, and Global Biology. She is also co-author of the book Climate Change and Variability. Her latest book, Finding the Mother Tree, brings us into the intimate world of trees, exploring the ways in which trees learn and adapt their behaviors, remember the past, demonstrate agency over the future, and cooperate with a sophistication typically ascribed to humans.

Dr. Simard’s research has been communicated broadly through TED Talks and TED Experiences, as well as articles and interviews in The New Yorker, National Geographic, The Globe and Mail, NPR, CNN, CBC, and many more. Dr. Simard's book, Finding the Mother Tree is available for purchase through PenguinRandomHouse.com. For more information on this speaker, please visit prhspeakers.com

Event Schedule:
7:10pm SCHS Announcements
7:15pm Plant Forum
7:30pm Program begins

Registration is required to attend online: free for SCHS members with a $5 fee for non-members. This webinar will not be recorded or archived on our YouTube Channel. Attendance is limited to 200 viewers.

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If you have been enjoying our monthly webinars and would like to help support the SCHS until we can meet again in-person, please consider donating any amount you feel you can. Even better, become a member, with levels beginning as low as $15. for the year. You can find details about the various levels of membership on our website at Join SCHS.

Thank you for your attention - we always appreciate your support!

Upcoming SCHS Meetings:

Thursday, March 10, 2022 - Program details are still being finalized. 

Visit our Past Meetings page to re-watch previously recorded in-person meetings and webinars, download each meeting write-up, and reference any materials provided by our speakers.

Upcoming Events and News:

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You can always reach us by mail at:

Southern California Horticultural Society
P.O. Box 94476
Pasadena, CA 91109-4476

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