Chasing Centuries at Ruth Bancroft Garden & Nursery
February 29 @ 10:00 am–4:00 pm
This talk is part of a members only event for the San Francisco Succulent & Cactus Society and the Cactus & Succulent Society of San Jose. If you are a non-member interested in attending, please contact the SFSCS President at firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on a waiting list. You will be offered a spot mid-February if space is available.
Chasing Centuries is a one-of-a-kind travel-history presentation based up a recently published book of the same name that takes the reader along on an exciting and little-known adventure at the crossroads of archaeology and botany. Travel with author Ron Parker as he explores the depth and duration of human/agave coevolution across the desert southwest, and discovers unusual agaves apparently associated with archaeological sites long since abandoned by residents of extinct ancient cultures. These agaves appear to be anthropogenic cultivars; living archaeological relics developed and planted by indigenous pre-Columbian Native Americans, and many are still growing exactly where they were planted and cultivated many hundreds of years ago.