Luther Burbank - Creating New California Native Plants and Californians

Luther Burbank, the California Plant Wizard, and his thornless cactus.

One last event in April! Join us Thursday, April 29 for an evening presentation on one of California's most influential gardeners!

Luther Burbank (1849-1926) was a self-taught plant breeder whose horticultural developments and social ideas helped shape today's landscape. Burbank's persistence, charisma and creative methods brought plants to California from around the world. He combined these plants with others including natives to produce plumcots, Shasta daisies, paradox walnuts, crimson California poppies, and hundreds more. Along with his bountiful creations, his efforts to promote immigration brought visitors and settlers to the golden state.

Speaker Rebecca Baker has been a Docent and the volunteer Archivist/Historian at Luther Burbank Home & Gardens in Santa Rosa for 11 years. Rebecca has a Master's degree in Applied Research in Human/Environment Relations from Cornell University.

This talk is part of the Personal Enrichment Learning Series at the College of the Redwoods- Mendocino. The purpose of the series to invite you to their beautiful campus to continue your learning about various topics. There is no cost to attend these workshops so attend as many as you like. Feel free to bring your friends and family with you. No registration is required. For more on other scheduled talks, see the CR Website.

Event Location:
College of the Redwoods, Room 112
Fort Bragg, CA
Date & Time Info:
Coffee and cookies 5:30 – 6 p.m., session takes place 6 – 7 p.m.
FREE Lecture!
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