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October 28, 2019 Missouri Botanical Garden New Visitor Center, CalRecycle’s Get Started with Composting, Alphonse de Candolle, Kate Brandegee, Gulie Lister, Edwin James, October’s Party, The Art of Gardening by Chanticleer, Feeding Winter Birds, and Finlay’s Little Sparta

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Today we celebrate the Swiss botanist known as the father of geographical botany and the American botanist who went on a 500-mile nature walk for her honeymoon. And, just in time for Halloween, we’ll learn about the botanist who followed in her father’s footsteps to study slime mold. And, we’re coming up on the 200th…

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May 29, 2019 Sun Traps, John Barrymore, Joyce Winifred Vickery, Alfonsina Storni, Mirabel Osler, Succession Seed Annual Flowers, and the Wedding of Townsend and Kate Brandegee

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Do you have a little sun trap in your garden?   The perfect spot for an afternoon of lounging while reading your favorite book?   The definition of the sun trap is a small partially-enclosed outdoor space which receives a disproportionate amount of sunlight due to favorable conditions.  Think of south facing areas of your garden,…

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Kate Brandegee

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The Walking Botanist The third woman to enroll at Berkeley’s medical school and the second woman to be professionally employed as a botanist in the US, the intrepid Kate Brandegee died on April 3, 1920.   After getting her MD at Berkeley, she found starting a practice too daunting. Thankfully, Kate’s passion for botany was…

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