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.

November Club Meeting

November’s meeting will feature the long-awaited culmination of Chinle club 2019 photo contest: photo viewing, judging and awards.

Thursday November14, 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.

November Issue of “Succulent Morsels” is Out

We have started publishing our club newsletter quarterly instead of monthly. Members receive the newsletter at the beginning of each quarter (January, April, July and October). In the intervening months we are sending out an email with the calendar of upcoming events and meetings along with reminders and any time-sensitive information.

The October 2019 newsletter got pushed to November and can be found with previous issues 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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