Situated in the Sonoran Desert, the location of our jubilee meeting affords amazing views of flora that is not always available to much of our membership. I would like to take the audience through definitions, history, locations and fun facts about the desert’s living sculptures: the cacti and succulents. Starting from general and global, I will end on a handful of plants that conference participants will be able to view right outside the meeting building. Be careful or you might end up hooked on these wild beauties.

Zina Deretsky

Hopkins graduate, Zina Deretsky, has run her own business with partner, Alan Lapp since 2012 in Oakland, California.Her work ranges from science illustration, medical device work to medical legal.She grows alongside her indoor and outdoor cacti – a passion of hers since 1982.