South African horticulturist speaks
Georg Fritz, horticulturist at Heidelberg, Gauteng, South Africa, talks about his experiences with rare plants and succulents for the South African National Botanical Institute and the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve. His area of South Africa is very similar to Southwest Colorado and our garden conditions including hot summers, cold winters, and dry conditions.
Join us Monday, Sept. 14 at 1:30 p.m. at the BLM Anasazi Heritage Center on Colo. 184 in Dolores. This program is free and open to the public and will be followed by a tour of the Heritage Center Plaza and Plant Select Demonstration gardens. Fritz will be accompanied by his wife, Margaret, and Dr. Panayoti Kelaidis, senior curator at Denver Botanic Gardens. His talk in Dolores is part of Frit’s multi-state lecture tour in this rare American visit.
For more information, contact Ann Street-Joslin at 970-882-8022 or [email protected]
Sunflower hosts talk on area’s deep past
Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance presents Dr. Steve Lekson on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m., at the Sunflower Theatre in Cortez.
The lecture is free and part of the Four Corners Lecture Series.
Lekson will discuss Chaco, Cahokia, and Postclassic North America. The prehistory of North America should be understood on the continental scale. There are local histories, but they are local within a much wider world. This presentation reviews two contemporary centers, Chaco and Cahokia, in their Mesoamerican context.
Lekson is Curator of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History and Professor at the University of Colorado. He has published more than 15 books, 75 chapters, 35 articles in professional journals, 140 scholarly papers, and 50 technical reports. His focus has been primarily with the Mogollon and Ancestral Pueblo regions, but also in the Hohokam, Casas Grandes, Jornada, and Rio Grande areas. Hi principal interests include human geography, built environments and government.
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