22 MARCH 2018
  TIME: 11:30AM - 1:30PM
  MEETING PLACE: University Club
Alumni Room
1332 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, California
  SPEAKER: Gwen Stauffer, Lotusland Executive Director.
  TOPIC: Lotusland post Thomas fire and Montecito debris flow.
  Please bring a plant for the plant exchange!


  DATE: None this month; Save the Date for April 14!
  TIME: April 14 - 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  Meeting Place:

April 14 - El Carro Entrance to
Santa Monica Creek Trail,
Carpinteria. Details next month.


PAST MEETING SPEAKER: Meeting cancelled due to booking error with University Club.

There was unfortunately, no meeting last month. I will provide an update on the Santa Monica Creek Trail Beautification project at a future date.

Dendrobium Above is a dendrobium that I purchased at the orchid show this year.


The above cymbidium came from the farmer's market in Carpinteria (for $10). We are fortunate to have many growers in our area, giving us an adundance of fruit, vegetables, and flowers grown locally.


The board will meet on Tuesday, March 20 from noon to one, at the University Club. Board meetings are open to all members.

The meeting place for the Santa Monica Creek Trail Beautification Project in Carpinteria next month (April 14) is at the west end of El Carro, as shown on the map below. We'll be planting native plants and dispersing mulch. To get there from Santa Barbara, travel south on 101, exit Carpinteria Avenue. Turn left at the light. Then travel straight, past the stop sign, to El Carro where you turn left. Proceed to the end of the street. RSVP with Ray Kolbe at (805) 705-3429 for lunch. Brings shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, etc.

Submitted by
Ray Kolbe