Instructor: Chip Jones
This class is designed to help you better understand cycads and their importance to the Fairchild experience. Of all the plant groups represented at Fairchild the most charismatic and celebrated are the cycads. Cycads are teachers of geography, reproductive biology, horticulture, mathematics, aesthetics, and more. Basic information about recognizing cycads, common landscape cycads, and cycad taxonomy will be discussed. The history of cycads in the Fairchild collection will be explained. Following an introduction a walking tour will give hands-on examples of the diversity of the Fairchild cycad collection. Discussion will focus on historical, ethnobotanical, and conservation significance. Important specimens will be visited around the Garden and all ten genera will be seen. A cycad seedling will be given to all participants.
4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 11 (one session)
Fee: Member, $30; Non-member, $40