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  Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society


Thursday April 1, 2021  7:00 pm

Presented by Gunnar Eisel

President, San Gabriel Valley Cactus & Succulent Society
Executive Director, Cactus and Succulent Society of America

"The Folklore, Enchantment, and Evolution of the Cactus & Succulent Hobby from 1889 to the Present Day"
Several Free $25 Door Prizes to be awarded

Note this meeting is a Virtual Meeting using Zoom conferencing technology

To connect from the web, use this link:   https://bit.ly/tcssmm

This Presentation will be available on YouTube

The allure of  cacti and succulents has fascinated people for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. However, unlike some other horticultural endeavors, the collecting and fostering an interest in Cactus & Succulents is fairly new. This program focuses on the people, the changing American landscape, and a curious set of events that have shaped our hobby as we find it today

Gunnar Eiselís interest in cacti and succulents can be traced back to his childhood infatuation with photographing night-blooming cereus flowers and a few unfortunate encounters with opuntia glochids. His interest in cacti became intensified through many annual trips to the Anza-Borrego desert.

Born and raised near Heidelberg, Germany, Eisel has taught music at CSULA, CSUF, Whittier College Fullerton College and Citrus College. He recently retired as a  full-time music theory and history of music professor at Citrus College in Glendora, CA where his students were occasionally subjected to his rantings regarding cacti and succulents.

An avid C&S collector, he serves as Executive Director of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America (CSSA) and President of the San Gabriel Valley Cactus and Succulent Society.

Please join us for an excellent Zoom program and enjoy this special educational and informational presentation. Also be sure to log in to win a $25.00 gift certificate from TCSS or a copy of the new 3rd edition of the Field Guide to Cacti & Other Succulents of Arizona.

Gunnar photo

Gunnar Eisel