Welcome to the Chinle Cactus & Succulent Society

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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 a beautiful cactus and succulent Demonstration Garden in Grand Junction: at the Colorado State University Extension office. This garden also presents xeric and native plants and showcases various garden design strategies that work in our challenging local climate.

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News & Upcoming Events

Pollinator by Mel Schreiner

February 9th 2023 Meeting

Our guest speaker at our February meeting will be Tri River Area CSU Extension Entomologist Melissa Schreiner presenting “Desert Insects of the American SW.” Attendees need to be prepared to be gripped by a real passion for the arid lands of the American Southwest and the species of exquisite insects that inhabit this breathtakingly large ecoregion! Read more here.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 9th starting at 6:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation (UUC), located at 536 Ouray Ave, Grand Junction 81501. The doors will open at 6:00.

2023 Garden Parties

The club established and maintains a gorgeous cacti-centric xeric demonstration garden at the CSU Extension office. The first of our 2023 season’s “garden parties” will be on Saturday March 25. Join us for light gardening and maintenance. More information and the 2023 garden schedule may be downloaded here: 2023 Gardening Schedule.pdf.

The Crevice Garden

If you haven’t already, you will want to add club member Kenton Seth’s newly-published book The Crevice Garden to your shelf!  It’s available locally at Grand Valley Books and Lithic Bookstore and online at bookdepository.com among other places. 

Check out one of the reviews!  https://www.nargs.org/news/2021-12-01/crevice-garden-review

The Crevice Garden, by Kenton Seth & Paul Sprigs, 2022, Filbert Press, 224 pp.

 

What We Do

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.

Monthly Programs

Each month the Chinle C&S Society provides a program to members and guests.

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Field Trips

Chinle C&S Society members organize and participate in a variety of field trips, both local and regional.

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Demonstration Gardens

The Chinle C&S Society developed and maintains a widely acclaimed outdoor cactus and succulent garden in Grand Junction.

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What We Do

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.

Monthly Programs

Each month the Chinle C&S Society provides a program to members and guests.

More Details

Field Trips

Chinle C&S Society members organize and participate in a variety of field trips, both local and regional.

More Details

Demonstration Gardens

We connect with our community throughout the year to share our passion and knowledge about cacti, succulents and gardening.

More Details

Thank You

A heartfelt ‘thank you’ to the many club members and friends who have generously donated their time and resources to build our great club. Our programs and public garden are only possible with your help and the support that we receive from the Tri River Area Colorado State University Extension.

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