San Diego Floral Association Meeting: Matt Ritter

Tuesday Feb 21 2012   6:00 PM
Casa del Prado, Room 101  Balboa Park, San Diego, CA  map

Matt Ritter, author of A Californian’s Guide to the Trees among Us, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book at the San Diego Floral Association Meeting. The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. with a catered dinner. Dinner is $15 per person and can be reserved by calling the SDFA office at 619-232-5762. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit sdfloral.org.

Matt RitterMatt Ritter studies cultivated trees and trees that escape cultivation. He has a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and a Ph.D. in plant development biology. He is currently a botany professor in the biological sciences department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and director of the plant conservatory there. He has authored numerous scientific papers about plants and contributed to botanical references including the upcoming second edition of the Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California and the Flora of North America Project. He holds a Kenan Fellowship at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens, is the Ray Collett Visiting Scholar at the UC Santa Cruz arboretum, teaches for the Organization of Tropical Studies in Costa Rica, and is the chair of the City of San Luis Obispo Tree Committee. Visit his website at: http://baobabbotanical.com/Ritter/Home.html.