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Annual Louisa Beck Guest Lecture

   
  The cactus garden at the Huntington, Sam Marino, California. Photo Patricia Knight  
     
  "......Louisa thoroughly enjoyed attending native plant sales as well as cactus and succulent events.....She had a unique collection of cacti from Arizona"  
     
 
  The Annual Louisa Beck Guest Lectures feature a special program by a highly regarded individual in the horticultural field.
   
  This program is funded by a generous distribution from the estate of Louisa Beck, a senior research scientist with NASA Ames Research Center, who died in 2001 of cancer at the age of 52.
   
  She received both The Presidential Rank and NASA Honor Award for Exceptional Achievement and the Ames Honor Award for Excellence in the category of Scientist/Researcher.
   
  She was a vigorous, animated, lively woman who had a strong affinity for plants and gardens.
 
     
  For more information, see Louisa R. Beck (1952-2004)  
     



Previous LOUISA BECK GUEST LECTURERS

  2006 Nevin Smith Life on the Wild Side: Exploring the California Outback
  2007 Carol Bornstein Perennial Borders for California Gardens
  2008 Judith Larner Lowry

 Landscaping Ideas of Jays:
The interface between ecology and art in the restoration garden

  2009 Bill McNamara Humans Moving Plants around the World
  2010 Katherine Greenberg Evolution of a Native Garden
  2011 Bart O'Brian Re-imagining the California Lawn
  2012 Annie Hayes So You Want a Fabulous Spring Garden ?
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