Between October 31 and November 1, biologists and associate staff of the Botanic Garden of Culiacán (BGC) (Sinaloa, Mexico) visited the Garden. During this visit a memorandum of understanding with Fairchild was signed and plans for future research/education projects were established. Founded in 1986 this botanic garden has an extraordinary living collections of palms. Image on the left; from left to right: Ing. Carlos Murillo (Director of the BGC), MS Erika Pagaza (Scientific Director of the BGC), Dr. Carl Lewis (FTBG Director), Barbara Apodaca (Chief Project Coordinator of the BGC), and Sofia Castillo (Marjeting and Comercial Services Coordinator of the BGC).