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Science Cafe Feb 14 – House Plant Botany

East Bay Science Cafe

House Plant Botany : The Inside Scoop About Your Photosynthetic Housemates!

with Allyson Greenlon

Public Programs Coordinator, Jepson Herbarium, UC Berkeley 

Thursday February 14, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
We have changed our regular time to the Second Thursday of the month
Space is limited!
Audience will be admitted until the venue reaches capacity.

East Bay Science Cafe is back in a new location! Join us at Cafe Leila on San Pablo Avenue for an evening of science, conversation, and community. Cafe Leila specializes in fresh California Cuisine and artisanal tea drinks.

BYOB (wine and beer) is welcome with purchase of menu item.

Do you adore your house plants as if they were your own children? Have you taken to growing plants on nearly every windowsill in your home? Join us as we take a deep dive into learning more about the plants we grow inside our homes! Learn about their wild history before they took a more “domestic” lifestyle, understand what makes some of them toxic, what they would look like if they flowered, and other interesting information they would tell you if only they could talk.

Tips for happy, healthy plants will be shared, and there will be FREE house plants for you to take home! Bring your date for this special Valentine’s Day edition of the East Bay Science Cafe!

Botany of houseplants

Allyson Greenlon

Allyson Greenlon (née Ayalon) is the Public Programs Coordinator for the Jepson Herbarium at UC Berkeley. She received both her B.S. in Plant Biology and M.S. in Horticulture at UC Davis. She has worked for both the UC Davis Arboretum & Public Garden and the UC Davis Center for Plant Diversity (herbarium), and, as such, she developed a love for both living and dead plant collections, respectively. She teaches basic botany workshops for the Jepson Herbarium Workshop Series, where she focuses on the flora of California. Her greatest joy is to share her love of plants with others and ignite conservation through education.
 

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