When and Where

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We'd love for you to join us.  Visitors welcomed!

Why Attend Our Meetings?

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They are fun, educational, and you will leave with more plants! 

CSSM Recorded Programs

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Check out our latest recorded programs on YouTube.

CSSM Monthly Programs

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October 19, 2019: SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER WOODY MINNICH


  

Woody Minnich grew up in the desert of California and has been a cactus enthusiast his whole life. He has made over 100 trips to Mexico and South America studying various genera of cacti and succulents, and is considered an authority on a number of genera. He has given numerous entertaining and informative lectures and presentations about cacti in habitat from his trips all over the world.

Through a collaborative effort of several regional horticultural organizations,  Woody will be the Distinguished Speaker at our October 19th meeting. 

This is a rare opportunity to hear one of the world’s foremost cactus experts. 


Time: 1p-4p

Location: Norfolk Public Library -  2 Liberty Lane, Norfolk, MA 02056



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November 16, 2019: BACK to BASICS: SOIL, POTTING, AND MORE BY ART SCARPA

  

 Every once in a while it’s a good idea to review the basic necessities and requirements of our favorite plants. November’s Program will do just that. CSSM Emeritus Member Art Scarpa will lead the interactive session exploring all aspects of proper Cactus and Succulent care. Topics include Pots (plastic, glazed, ceramic, metal, terra cotta) soil (sand, gravel, “potting soil”, volcanic rock!), watering, feeding, etc., etc., etc. Bring your curiosity, questions, and ideas. 


Time: 1p-4p

Location: Norfolk Public Library -  2 Liberty Lane, Norfolk, MA 02056 

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December 14, 2019: OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY

  

All Members are invited to our 30th Annual Holiday Party.

Details will be forthcoming at our November Meeting.  Come for the food, come for the gift exchange, come for the plants, come for the camaraderie and come for the fun! Don't miss it.


Time: 1p-4p

Location: Norfolk Public Library - 2 Liberty Lane, Norfolk, MA 02056 

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January 18, 2020: HOW to PREP PLANTS for SHOW and DISPLAY by MASTER GARDENER CARRIE WATERMAN

  

Ever go to a plant show and wonder what separates the winning plants from the 

also-rans? Come to our January meeting and find out. Here’s your chance to learn from an accomplished Master Gardener, our very own Carrie Waterman. Carrie has won numerous awards at horticultural events across New England. Come for the secrets of a prepping beautiful show plants, insider tips, and lots of fun.


Time: 1p-4p

Location: Norfolk Public Library -  2 liberty Lane,  Norfolk, MA 02056

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February 15, 2020: CSSM EXPLORES ARIZONA’S SONORA DESERT. NARRATED by OUR RESIDENT DESERT RAT, LAU MAGNER.

 What happens when 23 CSSM members come face to face with thousands and thousands of blooming desert cacti, miles and miles of stunning desert vistas, cactus and succulent nurseries by the dozen, and one confused rattle snake on the porch? Come to our February meeting to enjoy an entertaining CSSM travelogue and to meet the adventurers themselves.

Time: 1p-4p

Location: Norfolk Public Library -  2 Liberty Lane, Norfolk, MA 02056

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MARCH 21, 2020: CACTUS and SUCCULENT PROPAGATION and NOMENCLATURE

  

  

Ever wonder how to successfully propagate your Cacti and Succulents? Come to our March meeting and get the inside info. 

Plus, what about those scientific names? Opuntia this, Mammillaria that and Haworthia whatever. Well, there is a method to the madness. Come and find out how to make sense of those tongue twisting names.


Time: 1p-4p

Location: Norfolk Public Library -  2 Liberty Lane,  Norfolk, MA 02056 



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April 18, 2020: HUNTINGTON GARDENS VIRTUAL TOUR by CSSM PRESIDENT STEVE HUBBARD

  

  

The Huntington Gardens in San Marino California are among the most beautiful Botanical Retreats in the entire United States. Don’t miss this up close and personal tour of the gardens narrated by our own President and accomplished photographer, Steve Hubbard


Time: 1p-4p

Location: Norfolk Public Library -  2 Liberty Lane,  Norfolk, MA 02056

  


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May 16, 2020: SPECIAL PROGRAM UNDER DEVELOPMENT - STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!

JUNE 20, 2020 : ANNUAL CSSM FIELD TRIP and PICNIC

Date and Place to be Announced. 

Stay tuned and remember this - no matter where we go in June, it will be a blast!

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