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Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society Show and Sale at Desert Botanical Garden

March 21, 2013

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact:
John Sallot
Phone: 480 481.8101
jsallot@dbg.org

Images can be found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/desertbotanical/sets/72157630731719366/

The Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society (CACSS) Show and Sale returns to the Desert Botanical Garden, Friday, April 5 –  Sunday, April 7, 2013. Visitors will see amazing, beautiful and bizarre examples of cacti and succulents as members of the CACSS display potted specimens of desert plants from around the world.  CACSS members display hundreds of their best plants and compete for ribbons and trophies.  Growers and potters present their wares for members and the public to purchase.  All proceeds benefit CACSS and Desert Botanical Garden.

The Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society (CACSS), a 501 (c) (3) organization, was founded in 1973 by the then Director of the Desert Botanical Garden Robert Earle and Henry Treisler, plant enthusiast.  The purpose of CACSS was to educate the public and the serious grower so that they could become more proficient and knowledgeable and derive greater satisfaction and enjoyment from growing cactus and succulent plants.  This 250-member volunteer organization is affiliated with the DBG and the Cactus and Succulent Society of America.

CACSS works with private landowners and developers to rescue cactus and succulent plants that would be bladed prior to development of the land. Working in conjunction with the Arizona Department of Agriculture, permits are obtained to rescue the plants which are offered for resale to members and the public.  The www.centralarizonacactus.org web site highlights club activities, and provides extensive reference information on growing cactus and succulents in the Valley by genera and species as well as other relevant information.

   
WHEN:

Friday - Saturday, April 5 – 6, 2013 / 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 7, 2013 / 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

Desert Botanical Garden (in Papago Park)
1201 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ  85008

PRICE: Included with Garden Membership or paid Garden admission
   
A “Phoenix Point of Pride,” the Desert Botanical Garden is one of only a few botanical gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums. It is a privately funded, non-profit organization and depends on revenues from admissions and gift shop sales, as well as contributions from individuals and businesses to fund its programs of environmental education, plant conservation and research.
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