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June Meeting - Plant Genetics w/ Lisa Marun

  • Sat, June 15, 2024
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • San Diego Oasis 17170 Bernardo Center Dr. San Diego, CA 92128


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Attend the meeting in-person at the San Diego Oasis at Rancho Bernardo.
    If you bring a non-member guest to the meeting, please consider a donation to SDHS when registering.
  • Register to receive the zoom link in email.
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Plant Genetics - From Mendel’s Peas to Your Tasty Tomatoes w/ Lisa Marun - June 15, 2024, 1:30p At San Diego Oasis In Rancho Bernardo

Join us June 15, 2024, at 1:30p in-person at San Diego Oasis in Rancho Bernardo or on Zoom for this upcoming presentation. Map below.

Next Hybrid Meeting: June 15, 2024, with Lisa Marun presenting on “Plant Genetics: From Mendel’s Peas to Your Tasty Tomatoes”

Part history, part science, and part storytelling, Lisa will share how our knowledge of plant genetics has changed over time, why some plants offer ‘volunteers’ right and left in your garden, and how you can play matchmaker with your plants. 

Lisa will start us off with a review of our long-forgotten high school Genetics 101, and reintroduce us to our friend Gregor Mendel, so bring your thinking caps or just enjoy the pictures for the first part. We’ll also talk more specifically about the unexpected variety of ways that flowering plants pass on their traits, and how we can leverage this knowledge by doing our own garden experiments. What could go wrong? Depending on your perspective, a lot! But that’s part of the fun!

Lisa is, among other things, a former co-editor of our newsletter, Let’s Talk Plants! with Susan Starr.

Note: Although this an in-person meeting, Lisa will be remote and zoomed into Oasis for the presentation.

  • Social hour begins at 1:30 PM. 
  • Presentations begin at 2:00 PM
  • You must be a current SDHS member to attend
  • New Location - San Diego Oasis
    17170 Bernardo Center Dr., San Diego, CA 92128

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