NEXT LUNCHEON MEETING

  DATE:
THURSDAY,
23 March 2017
 
  TIME: 11:30AM - 1:30PM
  Meeting Place: University Club
Library
1332 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, California
  SPEAKER: Deron Burkepile,
Associate Professor
Ecology, Evolution &
Marine Biology
University of California,
Santa Barbara
  TOPIC: Deron's presentation will be on African Savannas.

 
ACTIVE DAY MEETING

  NONE THIS MONTH

 


PAST MEETING SPEAKER: Larry Salzman

Larry has a large lot and is growing a food forest, including a variety of fruit trees. He spoke to us about his orchard and plantings. He provided us with a video which highlighted much of his yard.

Larry also provided us with some local tips, such as the best peaches to grow locally, which is the best rootstock to graft onto, the benefits of grafting multiple peach types onto a single rootstock (extends season), and more.

Larry also talked about the effects of the drought and how important it is to provide water for the trees during drought conditions. It's possible to use water that would normally go down the drain to provide water for long term plants, such as trees, during drought conditions.

FROM THE EDITOR

Spring is upon us and the wildflowers and succulents are coming into bloom.

Figueroa

Above is a photo of Figueroa Mountain in bloom. This photo was taken in April of a previous year. With all the rain we've received this year, the bloom should be as brilliant as in this photo.

Below is another photo of the poppies and lupine at Figueroa Mountain.

Figueroa Mountain poopies and lupine.

Erik as MC


The three photos above are all images of Figueroa Mountain.

Below are photos of succulents in bloom.

Flowering Succulent
Cactus Garden in bloom

Submitted by
Ray Kolbe