From: brian lee <lbmkjm at yahoo.com> on 2009.01.31 at 21:33:27(19012)|
Could this group include Hawaii as well? I do not know how active we can be in person, but, we can give online support and participation.
--- On Fri, 1/30/09, Tom Croat wrote:
> From: Tom Croat
> Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Initiating a California/ US West Coast Aroid Group
> To: "Discussion of aroids"
> Date: Friday, January 30, 2009, 4:09 PM
> Dear Dan:
> It is great news that you west coast aroiders will be
> Would this include any from the LA region or only in the SF
> area? I ask
> because Dylan Hannon, Rick Cirino and others in the south
> are strong
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> Subject: [Aroid-l] Initiating a California/ US West Coast
> Aroid Group
> The notion of forming a Calif.-based aroid group has been
> around the hollows of my hippocampus for nearly a decade.
> Best of
> intentions and all that, I could never quite bring the
> concept to
> Well... it just so happens this same idea- the gathering of
> proximate aroiders for fun, and the sharing of knowledge
> and plants-
> has also been bouncing around the solidly superior
> hippocampus of
> another Bay Area individual and all-around good guy: Dr.
> Paul Licht,
> Director of the U.C. Botanical Garden at Berkeley.
> Newly motivated by Paul's infectious demeanor &
> interest in Arisaema
> (not to mention numerous cups of coffee and some mighty
> fine danish
> served at his office) I am pleased to announce: a
> California/ US West
> Coast Aroid Group is now officially forming!
> The ultimate landscape of what such a group may look like
> and entail
> is fairly wide open, subject to whatever the participants
> wish it to
> be and
> are willing to take on themselves- as per all groups.
> it's all good. At the very least I could see this
> providing those of
> us with
> ZIP codes beginning with "9" a chance to expand
> our collective cultural
> knowledge of temperate and tropical highland Araceae...
> i.e. plants we
> can and do grow out here that our friends in the eastern US
> (and other
> places) often struggle with, and as a consequence, we
> generally don't
> hear as much about through the common aroid channels.
> To get things rolling, we're planning a get-together/
> meeting sometime
> in the coming months (Feb. or March), to be held on a
> Sunday at the
> UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley.
> I respectfully ask those of you who are interested- even if
> so, or if you live outside the region but hope to make it
> anyway- to
> contact me directly/ off-list. We'll provide everyone
> with all the
> details and
> requisite information the moment things become locked.
> Please consider joining us in Berkeley in the very near
> With many thanks,
> -Dan Levin
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