The Garden Club of the Back Bay is an affiliate member of the Boston Committee of the Garden Club of America, which has its Annual Meeting in the fall each year. This year on Tuesday, November 8 (yes, election day), John R. Clark, President and Executive Director of the Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) in San Diego, California will speak. Registration and coffee begin at 10:00 am at The Country Club, 191 Clyde Street in Brookline. A short business meeting will follow at 10:30 followed by the lecture at 11. Luncheon will follow.
Dr. John Clark is a distinguished scientist with the CPC. In 2015, CPC moved its headquarters to San Diego in order to formally partner with the San Diego Zoo Global. Together, these two world class organizations are working to “preserve the imperiled plants and animals of the world.”
CPC is a non-profit association of 40 botanical gardens, arboreta, and other groups that work collaboratively on sustainability and restoration of native ecosystems, habitat monitoring and management, plant-animal interactions, and recovery programs for endangered species. In addition, their global management models and seed bank initiatives include 800 of the nation’s endangered plant species.
CPC originated by Harvard University scientists at the Arnold Arboretum and was formerly based at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. Dr. Clark will speak on CPC’s model programs and collaborations with a particular emphasis on Sustainable Ecosystems to Protect Endangered Plants and Animals. The event is open to all members of the member clubs of the Boston Committee and their guests. Please email email@example.com for more information. Garden Club of the Back Bay members will receive a car pool notice.