September 2017 General Meeting

Brandi Eide, the Springs Preserve Botanical Gardens Supervisor, will be our presenter on September 7, 2017. Her topic will be: The Role of Botanical Gardens in Plant Conservation (with a focus on succulents).

Brandi grew up in Washington state and remained there to graduate from The Evergreen State College. She managed a hardware store and nursery, organic edibles business, and recognized her keenest interest was in plants. After moving to Arizona, she worked for 8 years at the Desert Botanical Garden in many roles including Propagator, Conservation Collections Manager and Manager of the Agavaceae, Aloaceae and Non-Cactus Succulent Collections. At University of California Berkeley Botanical Garden she oversaw the Australasian collection and co-managed the California collection. She currently oversees the science and gardens department at the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas. Brandi is passionate about pollinators, conservation and medicinal and edible plants.

Our meeting will take place Thursday at 7PM at the Nevada State Garden Clubs Center at Lorenzi Park, 800 Twin Lakes Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89107.  Bring a friend. Bring a snack. Bring a plant for our raffle.


August 2017 General Meeting

The presentation on Thursday, August 3rd, will focus on flower and nature photography.  Rick Holmes, a long time member of the club, will be the speaker.  The talk will have some instructional elements and a review of several relevant images.  Included will be guidelines for wildflower photography in the field and photography of flowers and plants in the studio.  Alternative forms of nature photography, including infrared and panoramic, will also be presented.  In addition, there will be a quick review of photographing the upcoming eclipse.

Examples of Rick's photography can be found at .

Our meeting will take place at the normal time: 7PM at the Nevada State Garden Clubs Center at Lorenzi Park, 800 Twin Lakes Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89107.