California Protea Association
July, 2016

Banksia Bar-B-Q is Smoking Hot -- A big thanks to Dave and Stephanie Baxter for hosting our June general meeting at their beautiful home & protea ranch in Fallbrook! We had a great turn-out and members were treated to wonderful time as well as a raging hot workshop. CPA President Mel Resendiz demonstrated the fire-roasting techniques used to make banksia seed pods open and release their seeds.

Also, as part of the program Diana Roy gave a report on the national floral industry and shared the latest news from Washington D.C. Ben Gill spoke about protea on a global scale and Carole Booth gave an overview of the CPA at a local level and welcomed new members.

It was a beautiful day to behold. Members enjoyed delicious food and drink while gazing at the stunning view, visiting with friends, and (as always) sharing information and enthusiasm about growing protea.

Mel starts the roasting process 

Inspecting the seed pods 
Getting a closer look  
Tom and Betty return to CPA with enthusiasm 
Carole with hosts Dave and Steph Baxter  
Diana gives update from Washington D.C.   
Ben reports on global market 
New CPA poster is revealed
Friendly faces amid the stunning view.
Thanks again to the Baxters! 
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California Protea Association, P.O. Box 2553, Valley Center, CA 92082
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