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AT22-329 Chapter Meeting: Agaves, Yuccas and Related Plants of Texas: Tough Plants for Tough Times, Kerrville

August 22 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Free

Event Title: Chapter Meeting: Agaves, Yuccas and Related Plants of Texas: Tough Plants for Tough Times

VMS-AT: AT: Hill Country Chapter Meeting (usually 1 hour, Enter AT#, Class Title as posted, and Presenter)

Comments: AT22-329 Chapter Meeting: Agaves, Yuccas and Related Plants of Texas: Tough Plants for Tough Times, Kerrville, Presenter: Lonnie Childs (AT=1h)

Event Date: 8/22/2022
Event Time: 7:10p-8:10p

The presentation will begin after a short business meeting which starts at 6:30p, and a 10 minute intermission.

Event Summary:
History and ethono-botanical uses of agaves and Yuccas in Texas.

Event Description:
Lonnie Childs will explore the Agaves and Yuccas of Texas with a particular focus on those which are most suitable for a Hill Country landscape. These plant families have long been a source of botanical interest to humans, serving as a valuable resource to Paleo-Americans in sustaining their lifestyle and piquing the early interest of botanical explorers in the New World who were fascinated by their unique forms. Today, Agaves and Yuccas are enjoying a resurgence in popularity for landscaping, since they provide both architectural and floral beauty and advantageous qualities for thriving in our increasingly hot and dry weather conditions.

Background on the ethno-botanical uses of Agaves and Yuccas, along with some interesting historical facts about these plants and their human interactions, will be provided. Lonnie will discuss the general characteristics of these plant families, their geographical distribution across Texas, and information about their general care. Finally, specific species which are most suitable for home landscaping use will be highlighted and explored in greater detail.

Cost: no charge

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Event Location:
UGRA Lecture Hall
125 North Lehmann Drive
Kerrville, TX

Instructor/Presenter:
Lonnie Childs

Contact Information:
Frank Garcia
vicepresident@hillcountrytmn.org

Organization Website:
https://hillcountrychaptertmn.org/

Sponsoring Organization:
Hill Country Chapter, TMN

Details

Date:
August 22
Time:
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://txmn.org/hillcountry/

Venue

UGRA Lecture Hall
125 North Lehmann Drive
Kerrville, TX
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