Zoom Meeting Archives

MARS Zoom Meeting Archives


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January 15, 2021: Year-Round Organic Gardening
Presented by Dr. Linda Gilkeson

This presentation is available to members only until February 1, 2021 – please click here and enter your password to view it.  (Having problems?  Click here to contact us.)

Gardeners in our mild West Coast climate can harvest fresh food from the garden all year round. To do that you need to choose the right varieties and plant them at the right time.

Local gardening expert Linda Gilkeson will cover the basics of growing vegetables year round, from fertilizing the soil to planting schedules for winter harvests; she will also include tips on how to make the best use of your space to grow the most food.


December 9, 2020:  Highlights of 2020 ‘What’s Blooming’
Presented by Dr. Glen Jamieson, MARS President


November 18, 2020:  Expedition to Northern Vietnam
Presented by Steve Hootman, Executive Director & Curator of the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden in Federal Way, Washington

This presentation has been archived and is unavailable to be viewed.

Rhododendron expert Steve Hootman shows images and discusses the amazing plants and sights seen on a two-week expedition to the mountains of north Vietnam.  Included are a few species of Rhododendron completely new to science!


October 14, 2020:  Botanizing in Yunnan, China
Presented by Dr. Glen Jamieson, MARS President

This presentation has been archived and is unavailable to be viewed.

Our President, Dr. Glen Jamieson, presents a talk on his three week exploration for rhododendrons led by Steve Hootman in western Yunnan, China, from Kumming to Lijiang, and then up the length of the Salween River (the Chinese river closest to Myanmar). This area has the most Chinese ethnic minorities and is extremely rich in plant life.

The presentation showcases the regions scenery, plants and peoples living there, and provides a snapshot of what this part of China used to be like, before the recent surge of Han tourists impacted the region.

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