A Tibetan Odyssey:
Plant Hunting on the Roof of the World
with Bob Zimmerman
Campbell Community Center
155 High Street in Eugene, Oregon
6:30 p.m. - Coffee, Cookies, Conversation
7:00 - Program
Bob Zimmerman, owner of Chimacum Woods Nursery on the Olympic Peninsula, will base his program on a trip that he made with plant explorer, Ken Cox, to southeast Tibet that established Rhododendron lanatoides as a true species. The presentation will include elements of botany, culture, politics, and spirit and will be of interest to non-rhodoholics as well. Since the trip was made in the spring, many plants - rhododendrons and companion plants - were in bloom so the photos will be of interest to many.
Bob has also made plant exploration trips to China, Japan, Switzerland, and the east coast of the U.S. His nursery specializes in species rhododendrons and is dedicated to preserving the wild gene pool of the genus and distributing these plants to the general gardening public.
The public is invited to this program at no charge.
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