ABOUT THE PRESENTATION:
In this presentation, Cactus Store's Christian Cummings explores the history and science behind the Copiapoa, a remarkable fog dwelling cacti that has thrived in the most arid habitat on Earth––the Atacama Desert. Beginning in 1571 these plants received no rain for 400 years, relying solely on a unique coastal fog phenomenon known as "The Camanchaca" to survive.
What lessons might we learn from this most adapted yet most delicate organism? Attempting to unravel the paradox of a plant living halfway between what it is and what it isn't, we step into the impenetrable fog of conjecture to confront the Camanchaca.
*At the conclusion of the presentation, a limited number of mature Copiapoa will be available for adoption.
ABOUT CACTUS STORE LA:
Cactus Store is a Los Angeles based shack that specializes in rare and bizarre varieties of cactus from around the world. It is co-owned by members of Help.Ltd, a group of artists and designers who share a common interest in uncommon plants, and legendary nurseryman John Morera.
ABOUT CHRISTIAN HERMAN CUMMINGS:
Cummings is an artist, cactus collector, and Cactus Store member that lives and works in L.A. More info: christiancummingsart.com
- DATE: SATURDAY, AUG 15TH
- TIME: 5PM PRESENTATION followed by cocktails and plant specimen sale
- PLACE: TTQ HQ - 447 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco
- TICKETS: $5 ticket includes adult beverage
- SUBSCRIBER SPECIAL: 10 free tickets to TTQ subscribers (email@example.com for more info)