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Zero Hero Speaker Series:  Reaching For Zero
February 26, 2020, 12pm to 1pm

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The Cleveland sage is the July 2015 Plant of the Month.  The Cleveland sage or Salvia clevelandii is a California native shrub. It grows in ...
The March 2016 Plant of the Month is Beaucarnea recurvate .  The characteristics of this unusual looking plant include a bulbous trunk and long hair-like leaves that grow out from the top of the trunk, giving it the common name “Ponytail Palm.” Ponytail Palm is ...
The artichoke agave (Agave parryi truncata) is a tough desert plant native to the American Southwest and Mexico.  With short, blue-gray leaves, the agave grows to a size of approximately 3 feet tall by 3 feet wide.  Artichoke ...
Dudleya brittonii is a succulent plant in the Crassulaceae family.  Native to Baja California, it can also found growing on ... bluffs along marine-influenced areas of Oregon, California, Arizona and Nevada. The leaves of Dudleya brittonii are distinctive for their chalky white “wax” covering.  This wax attracts water and coats the drops on the leaves, which prevents their evaporation. Dudleya brittonii requires ...
The Howea forsteriana, also known as the Kentia Palm, is an elegant palm tree known for its beautiful, deep-green arching fronds.  The Kentia Palm first became popular in Europe during the Victorian era when exotic ...
New exhibition traces the story of Arhoolie Records, a Bay Area-based label that celebrates and preserves American traditional music Chris Strachwitz (b. 1931) grew up in the German province of Lower Silesia, which became part of Poland following World War II. Towards the end of the war, Strachwitz and his family fled the advancing Russian army, ...
The new exhibition illuminates the extraordinary world of insects through the collection of the Essig Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Berkeley Insects are ...
  The plant of the month for June is the Blue Puya, or Puya alpestris . Blue Puya is native to the Chilean Andes. It is a tough plant that thrives in hot, dry locations with good ...
The February 2016 Plant of the Month is the installation on top of the new self-check-in kiosks.  Many colorful plant arrangements have been placed on ...
The January 2016 Plant of the Month is Crassula ovata , commonly known as Jade Plant.  The Jade Plant is a long lived succulent plant that can grow to be 6 feet tall, ... is often much smaller.  This plants develops well in our mild climate as long as the temperature stays above freezing.  It grows best in a pot with good drainage and ...
New exhibition explores the history of the cat and its allure through art, literature, and decorative arts from around the world. Cats have charmed people with their mysterious allure for thousands of ...
The June 2016 Plant of the Month is Anigozanthos, more commonly known as Kangaroo Paw ( Anigozathos ‘Big ... Requiring a sunny location with good drainage, Kangaroo Paw is easy to grow in the Bay Area climate and is very drought tolerant. Kangaroo Paw is a genus in the ...
The August 2015 plant of the month is Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora). Red Yucca is a tough drought tolerant plant that is native to the deserts of the southwest. Its grass-like form can grow to 4 feet tall and wide. ...
Ficus benjamina, commonly known as the weeping fig, is one of the most popular trees for growing indoors.  There are many cultivars of Ficus, with ... of white and yellow.  With its graceful weeping branches and glossy leaves, the Ficus tree makes an attractive plant for interior spaces.  Ficus can be ...