WE REGRET TO INFORM THAT THIS BANQUET HAS BEEN SOLD OUT AND NO FURTHER RESERVATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

MANY, MANY THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT

 

The PSSC's Annual Banquet will be held on January 20, 2018, at Sherman Gardens in Corona del Mar, along the California Riviera in Orange County.

The Guest Speaker will be Jeff Marcus, presenting BACKYARD CONSERVATION: EVERY GARDEN COUNTS!

Jeff  will discuss the vital role that all PSSC members can play in ensuring the survival of the rare palms we love so much. Rare palms are becoming rarer in habitat; political instability, rape of native landscapes for monocultural plantations, and even well-intentioned actions by governments and others by restricting commerce in palms is causing the world's palm flora to shrink.

Jeff will explain, with photographs, how you, as PSSC members, can make a difference, even if you have a postage-stamp lot. The rare Dypsis, New Caledonians, and others that go to seed can be something of a Noah's ark for palms that might be reduced or even face extinction in habitat. Jeff had many people send him seed from rare palms which they harvested in Southern California and elsewhere, which he was able to grow.

Even if you don't have a meglamaniamansion on multiple acres, your Southern California garden (or one in a like climate) matters. While large botanical gardens certainly play a role, individuals who care can -- indeed, must -- play a bigger one.

Don't miss this one!

 

Cost of the banquet is $50 per person until January 7, 2018; on January 8, 2018 the price goes up to $60. 

This is expected to be a well-attended event, and may sell out.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

If you prefer sending payments the old-fashioned way, please mail to:

David Bleistein

PSSC Treasurer

PO Box 6

La Habra, CA 90633-0006

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dave at: 323-481-5071 or urkurk2000@gmail.com

Thanks for your support!

 

 

ITINTERARY

9:00 a.m. PSSC BOARD MEETING (all welcome to attend)

10:00 a.m. GARDEN TOURS

11:00 a.m. LUNCH!

12:30 p.m. PRESENTATION BY JEFF MARCUS

1:30 p.m. PLANT AUCTION