Welcome to the Chinle Cactus & Succulent Society

Echinocereus hybrid, by Don Campbell
Echinocereus hybrid, by Don Campbell

We are a Western Colorado club whose mission is to promote knowledge, enjoyment, cultivation, and conservation of cacti and other succulent plants among its members and other individuals and organizations throughout West-Central Colorado. We created and maintain two beautiful cactus and succulent Demonstration Gardens in Grand Junction: one at the Colorado State University Extension office and the other at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens. These gardens also present xeric and native plants and showcase various garden design strategies that work in our challenging local climate.

In addition to our Monthly Programs, we usually organize a few Field Trips every year, some local and others further afield, to view plants in habitat. We also participate in various Education Outreach activities where we connect with the community to share our passion and knowledge about cacti and succulents. The club can also be contacted to help in plant re-homing — indoor cacti or succulents sometimes get too big for their space or too big a chore to maintain. We may also be able to assist with garden rescues if outdoor cacti or succulents no longer fit your landscaping needs.

Take a look around the site to see what we are up to and check out the Calendar for upcoming events. Contact Us and, if you are inclined, Join the club.

September Meeting

September’s meeting will feature guest speaker Libby Collins from the Colorado West Land Trust speaking on “Local Restoration Projects of Colorado West Land Trust.”

Thursday September 12th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Unitarian Universalist Congregation (upstairs), 536 Ouray Ave, Grand Junction.

Guests are welcome! Please see the club calendar for additional information and any updates.

The 2019 Club Photo Contest

By popular request we are holding this year’s contest along the lines of the 2018 contest. And again, the winner of the “Open” category will receive 10 note cards made from their photo. The deadline for photo submission is October 31, 2019. Club members will view and vote on submissions at our regular meeting on Thursday, November 14th. Submission categories and rules may be found here: 2019 Photo Contest

“Succulent Morsels” News

Starting August 2019 we will publish our club newsletter quarterly instead of monthly. Members will receive the newsletter at the beginning of each quarter (January, April, July and October). In the intervening months we will sent out an email with the calendar of upcoming events and meetings along with reminders and any time-sensitive information. The newsletters can still be found in the newsletter archive.

Join the Chinle C&SS to get access to this and archived newsletters and other membership benefits.

Joining in Easy

New members can simply fill out the Membership Application with their contact information form and send it with their yearly payment to:  Chinle C&SS, P.O. Box 233, Grand Junction, CO  81502 -or- bring it with cash or check to one of our monthly meetings. Yearly dues are:

$20.00 – Individual$25.00 – Family or Organization$10.00 – Student

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