Day: 3rd Thursday of the Month unless otherwise noted in the Programs.
Time: 7:00 pm setup, 7:30pm call to order
Location: S. F. County Fair Building, Recreation Room
1199 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way (entrance to Golden Gate Park), San Francisco
See Maps for directions.
Meetings include a featured speaker, program or discussion topic along with members Show and Tell, refreshments and the very popular plant raffle table and silent bid plant auction. See Programs and Dates. (Note: this year we are having our annual tour in July in lieu of a meeting.)
Our meetings are also listed in the events calendar of the San Francisco Botanical Garden.
August 16: "Return to the Lost World: Bromeliads of Roraima Tepui and the Gran Sabana" with Christy Brenner
The Venezuelan Tepuis are "islands in the sky" that provide unique environments for many Bromeilads and other plants. Cristy first visited Auyan Tepui (famous for Angel Falls) in 2007, when expedition members helicoptered to the top to explore it's unusual landscape. Tepuis are very addictive, and in 2013, she returned to Venezuela to hike up Roraima Tepui (over 9,000') to see it's bizarre landscapes and unique Bromeliads. These include plants such as Brocchinias, Connellias, Lindmanias, Puyas, and Tillandsias. On the second part of the trip, she visited the lower elevation region of Canaima Lagoon and the base of Angel Falls. This area has more tropical Bromeliads such as Guzmanias, Navias, Vrieseas, and Pitcairnias.
Cristy is the President of the Saddleback Valley Bromeliad Society in Mission Viejo. She has presented several talks at BSI conferences and is also a BSI judge. As a recently retired Community College Geography professor, she has visited all of the continents, but in recent years has concentrated on regions with Bromeliads. She has observed and photographed Bromeliads in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela.
September 20: Andy Siekkinen
October 18: Terrie Bert
November 15: WBC San Diego: BSSF members' adventure.
December 20: Holiday Party
All meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of the month.
March 15, April 19,
May 17, June 21, July 19
August 16, September 20,
October 18, November 15,
December 20, Holiday Party
2019 Pacific Orchid Expo, San Francisco Orchid Society.
San Francisco Botanical Garden
THE 52st ANNUAL SPRING SALE 2019
May 3, Members Only Sale 5-8pm
May 4, Public Sale 10am-2pm
2019 BSSF Annual SALE with SF Succulent and Cactus Society, June 8 & 9, Saturday & Sunday
Annual BSSF Garden Tour 2018 to be announced.