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  Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society

Sonoran VIII Conference Overview

Registration Form (.doc)    Registration Form (.pdf)

Workshop, Lunch, Dinner Registration Form (.pdf)

Program Schedule    Workshop Schedule

Plant Show Rules (.doc)    Plant Show Rules (.pdf)


"Growing Succulent Plants"


May 15 & May 16, 2010

at the Hotel Tucson City Center 475 N. Granada Avenue

Tucson, AZ 85701


The 2010 Sonoran VIII conference is here! All events start on Saturday, May 15, 2010. The show, plants, pots and books sales, and silent auction will be open to all members and the general public. Registrants for the conference will enjoy speakers, workshops, and lunches. Right after the evening dinner (special price for all TCSS members), there is a presentation by Debra Lee Baldwin (Photojournalist and Author from San Diego, CA) - Designing With Succulents. The Conference ends on Sunday, May 16, with more speakers, workshops, and a closing luncheon and final speaker. The Show and Sales will also be open to the public on Sunday.



Confirmed Speakers:

Debra Lee Baldwin (Photojournalist and Author from San Diego, CA)

Designing With Succulents (click for more info)


Russ Buhrow (Tohono Chul Park) - Growing Cactus and Succulents in Tucson

Cory Martin (Miraval Resort) - Seasonal Cactus & Succulent Gardening Techniques

Scott McMahon (Curator of Cactus at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ) - Cactus Cultivation

Mary Irish (Author and Gardening Consultant from Scottsdale, AZ) - The Cultivation of Yuccas


Confirmed workshops and general topic:

Larry Grammer - Excellent Container Planting & Staging Techniques

Martha Burgess - Native Cacti and Other Succulents for Food, Nutrition, Medicine, and Craft

Jessie Byrd - Desert Garden Design

Matt Johnson - Knowing the Cactus and Succulents of Southern Arizona

Dave Palzkill - Succulent Propagation - Asexual Methods and Seed

Mark Sitter - Cactus and Succulent Insect Pests - Kill Them Dead

Mike Ellis - Cactus Grafting Techniques

Greg Starr - Agave Propagation

Gene Joseph - The Basics of Growing in Containers

Bob Webb/Toni Yocum - The Genus Haworthia in Succulent Plant Collections

Bob Webb/Toni Yocum - Growing and Propagating the Medusoid Euphorbias



Sonoran VIII Conference will feature topics of interest for the beginning hobbyist to the serious professional and is suited for an adult audience only.

Registration is limited to 100 people.