City Club Webinar Featuring Jim Folsom
April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jim Folsom was the Telleen/Jorgensen Director of the Botanical Gardens at the Huntington Library. He joined the Huntington staff in 1984 serving as assistant curator before becoming director in 1987. As director of the Huntington’s gardens, he oversaw more than a dozen thematic gardens covering 120 acres of the 207-acre grounds. He served as visionary and project head for the development of new gardens and botanical facilities and restoration of historic gardens and maintenance. He dedicated much of his efforts at the Huntington to education programs that increase public interest and understanding of the science, culture, and history of plants and gardens. His lifelong love of plants is reflected in a BS in Botany from Auburn University, an MA in Biology from Vanderbilt University, and a PhD in research botany from The University of Texas at Austin. Though his research was centered on the orchid family, with much of that time spent in Tropical America (including a year in Colombia on a Fulbright Pre-Doctoral Fellowship), Jim’s botanical interests are wide-ranging. Jim retired from the Huntington Garden last December. He has entered a new chapter of his life. He will share many memorable moments at the Huntington and will reflect on his legacy over his 30 years of Huntington Garden’s transformation.
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Guests are welcome to attend this virtual event free of charge by registering for the event at the City Club’s website located at www.sanmarinocityclub.org. City Club members will receive an email reminder for the meeting and may RSVP as well as register for guest via the Club’s website. All registrants will receive an email with the Zoom Meeting information and password.
The San Marino City Club is a non-profit civic organization that since 1926 has been dedicated to obtaining for the citizens of the San Marino the best civic, educational and cultural services and facilities possible, and to encouraging and promoting the highest standards of citizenship among its membership. City Club membership is open to residents of the San Marino Unified School District, officials of the School District or the City of San Marino, persons who conduct their business or profession within the School District or persons who have a significant and ongoing relationship with the San Marino Community. Membership provides the member with eight meetings that feature timely, important, and informative speakers of both local and national interest and on a wide variety of subjects, and the opportunity to meet many of San Marino’s elected officials, city and school district leaders and of course its wonderful citizens. More information on City Club (including information on how to join the Club) is always available on the City Club’s website at www.sanmarinocityclub.org.