Meeting Time/Place

The Sacramento Bromeliad & Carnivorous Plant Society will hold meetings on the 3rd Wednesday, with the exception of the months of December, January and May.

Next meeting: Wednesday, Nov 19, 7:00 PM

Meetings start at 7:00 pm and are held at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center
located in McKinley Park at 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, Ca.

Guests and questions are welcome.

Program for November 19, 2014

The Ecology and Cultivation of Uncommon Bromeliad Genera
Presenter: Dr. Terrie Bert

Dr. Terrie Bert will discuss the ecology and cultivation of uncommon bromeliad genera. She will interweave ecology in the wild and cultivation tips about the 45 or so genera that aren't typically raised by most bromeliad enthusiasts but that can be grown (some genera can't be grown in USA climates without very special care, and some not even then). This will be a preview of the presentation she will give next spring at the Australasian Bromeliad Conference in Sydney, Australia.

Speaker: Dr. Terrie Bert is a longstanding member of the Sarasota Bromeliad Society (SBS) and the Caloosahatchee Bromeliad Society and has held multiple offices in the SBS. She also served the Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies (FCBS) as a representative and officer for eight years. For the Bromeliad Society International, she has been a Florida Director and Nominations Committee Chair and she currently is Affiliate Programs Committee Chair, Librarian, and internationally accredited Master Judge. She's given over 80 presentations on bromeliads to numerous bromeliad societies and other groups and has authored 12 articles for the BSI Journal and the FCBS website and newsletter. She cultivates approximately 1,200 different bromeliads in 24 genera. She's won multiple top awards in local bromeliad shows and BSI world conferences and is a volunteer for and contributor to the BSI Bromeliad Identification Center. In Terrie's "other life", she is a marine biology research scientist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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Meeting Dates for 2014

Nov 19, last meeting of 2014

Next Meeting: Feb 18, 2015

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