Scott will present a survey the Genus Mammillaria that will include a brief history of the genus, descriptions of various plants and also add some of the details about classification. Scott will show lots of pictures and offer questions after his program presentation.
Scott received his Masters degree in Plant Protection from the U of A in 1977 and worked for 5 years in the agrichemical industry in Arizona and Southern California. Scott's father was a commercial landscaper, and Scott gained valuable experience in landscape design, installation, and maintenance working for him on and off over the years. Scott has also worked in the electronics industry as a technician and has held a K-8 elementary teaching certificate. Scott is a member of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America and also of the local affiliate, the Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society, where he served two terms as President. Scott started with the Desert Botanical Garden as their arborist and became a Certified Arborist a year later. Scott's current duties include caring for the Garden's extensive cactus collection, including numerous succulents from other families. Scott is an instructor in the Desert Landscaper School, teaching classes in both English and Spanish on desert trees, the Cactus Family, and on other succulents. Scott's ability to speak Spanish has also enabled him to participate in workshops on desert landscaping in Mexico.
Please join us in welcoming Scott back to the Tucson. He has always presented us with excellent programs and information so please bring a friend and enjoy an excellent program, great food, free plants and much more!
Scott would like anyone that may have special Mammillaria questions to bring in a plant or suppy a photograph.