Welcome to Siskiyou Chapter's 2017-18 Season
October Meeting: Tuesday, October 10th
Lidgate Hall, United Congregational Church
1801 E. Jackson
Program: “Rogue Valley Rocks and the Stories They Tell,”
presented by Dr. Karen Grove, Geosciences Educator
Granite, basalt, sandstone, metasedimentary, plutons. Our region is a geologic wonderland dominated by mountains of mysterious origins. Dr. Karen Grove will help us sort out the layers and translate the stories they tell about how the Rogue Valley formed over time.
Dr. Karen Grove received her PhD from Stanford University and is a Professor Emerita on the San Francisco State University Geosciences faculty. During her 26 years at San Francisco State, Karen taught geoscience classes to graduate and undergraduate students and pioneered new approaches to scientific education both within academia and in the public realm. In 2006 she was a Fulbright Scholar at the Universidad de Chile where she taught a geology course in Spanish. She currently resides in Ashland, where she teaches an occasional OLLI course in geology, writes about her geologic travels and works as an educational consultant.
SNARGS Fall 2017 Schedule of Events
Fall Plant Sale - Saturday, October 14 in the garden of Mary and Dan Heath
425 South Modoc Rd., Medford.
• Plants sized just right for containers and small gardens!
• Home-grown and affordably priced.
• Stock up during prime planting time.
Don’t be late, plants sell out quickly. Chapter members will receive first opportunity to shop.
For more info, phone 541-840-0929.
Fall Plant Sale Flyer
Tuesday, November 14 Chapter Meeting
"What Do You Know About Wasps and Bees,"
presented by chapter member and naturalist Travis Owen, www.amateuranthecologist.com.
Visit our Chapter Facebook page for these and other wonderful photos by members Kelley Leonard and Travis Owen.
NARGS ANNUAL MEETING - November 17-19, North Carolina
Registration is now open for the NARGS Annual General Meeting in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, November 17 – 19, 2017. Details on line here: http://www.piedmontnargs.org/
WHY JOIN NARGS?
The North American Rock Garden Society encourages enjoyment and cultivation of alpine plants and appreciation for the wild places they grow. Here are some benefits of membership: Membership includes a subscription to the NARGS Rock Garden Quarterly, an informative, interesting, and beautiful magazine, providing members with articles, photographs and commentary that enhance our lives as rock gardeners.It is available online free to our members. A second major benefit is the NARGS Seed Exchange. Each year we offer hundreds of species, including many that are wild collected, to our members at a very modest cost. The SeedEx is now electronic, so members are able to order online. Third, NARGS is reviving its Tours and Expeditions Program, offering our members the opportunity to explore many rarely visited botanical wonderlands at a very modest cost.
Finally, the NARGS website has become a portal for all kinds of rock gardening information that enhances our gardening expertise and provides members (including, importantly, members who are unable to attend meetings) with access to programs, photographic databases, streaming video of workshops, the entire library of ARGS/NARGS’s past quarterly publications (searchable too!), and many other benefits.
For more information, please visit www.nargs.org.