The Bakersfield Cactus and Succulent Society

The Bakersfield Cactus & Succulent Society meets the second Tuesday of each month at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2216 17th Street Bakersfield California. A "social half-hour" begins at 6:30 PM and the real meeting starts at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome! This MAP might help you find the place.

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NEXT MEETING: October 8, 2019 7:00PM

“Exploring Euphorbias”
presented by Tom Glavich

This talk is a look at Euphorbias around the world, comparing the similarities and differences of the Euphorbias of South Africa, Madagascar, Northern Africa, and Mexico. A look at crests and other mutants and a discussion on how to prepare them for show are included along with a section on propagation and cultivation.  It really is a quick tour of the world of Euphorbias.

Tom Glavich is a member of the board of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America, and a long time grower and propagator of succulent plants. He is one of the co-chairs of the Inter-City Cactus and Succulent Show held every August at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. He is the author of many articles published in the Cactus and Succulent Society of America's Journal. Many of his plants can be seen at

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October 8th BCSS Meeting: Exploring Euphorbias by Tom Glavich

October 11th Set up for BCSS Show and Sale

October 12-13th BCSS Show and Sale

November 12th BCSS Meeting: Astrophytum Revisited by Gunnar Eisel

Succulent Garden Work Day: To Be Announced

Things you may want to bring: hand weeding tools, knee-pad, bottled water, maybe a bucket, gloves and be prepared to get dirty, especially if the soil is wet.

Cal State Garden

Garden Work (Weeding) Days: In the past our workdays have been held on a Sunday from 9AM-Noon. This has always had the best turnout compared to other days. However, I would like your input on when you might be able to come and help. Please email me with suggestions at:

Stephen Cooley

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See some pictures from our 2014 Show and Sale!

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Come Join The Crowd! Do you have a couple of friends who are interested in Cacti and Succulents? Give them a gentle nudge in the direction of one of our meetings. They'll thank you for it later!