April 2018

APRIL 2018 NEWSLETTER: This month: Sad news, the passing of a beloved IPS member. Also, some Palm Facts, Palm Art, and information for the 2022 IPS Biennial meeting. Passing of Ralph Velez We are deeply saddened to inform you that Ralph Velez, one of our longestserving members, passed away on April 24th, 2018, in a hospice in Orange […]

March 2018

MARCH 2018 NEWSLETTER: This month: Palm colonization, a bit of palm singing in church and still inviting you to join us in Colombia in June! Palms Everywhere Palms are able to adapt to a wide range of climatic and environmental conditions, from arid and semiarid zones, to rainforest, even flourishing in rivers and streams, from lowlands at sea […]

February 2018

FEBRUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER: This month we present two stories about how palms and the Roman Catholic religion intermingle. Both stories are about the use of palms during Holy Week. In addition, we provide a glimpse of harvesting fruits on tall palms (Euterpe spp.) and information about the planned post Biennial trips. 2018 Post-Biennial Trips: Colombia 2018 IPS Biennial […]

January 2018

JANUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER: Happy New Years to all. We present exciting news about the 2018 IPS Biennial to be held in Colombia at the end of May and beginning of June this year. We’re looking forward to seeing you all there. We always look forward to hearing from you! Let us know about your palm adventures! 2018 IPS […]

December 2017

DECEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER: Hello, fellow IPS members. Season’s greetings and a very happy New Year! We are always looking forward to hear from you! Let us know about your palm adventures! Thai Pink Milk Pink Milk is a beverage sold at drink stands and juice bars around Thailand. It’s a sweet and refreshing drink packed with enough […]

November 2017

NOVEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER: This month we have a note about a lover of palms, Mr. Sven Nehlin, who passed away last month. We highlight a story from the highlands of South America concerning the wax palms, Ceroxylon spp., and how they might be affected by possible changes to the landscape from open cow pasture to avocado groves. We always […]

October 2017

OCTOBER 2017 NEWSLETTER: Greetings to the gardens of South Florida after the hurricane. I had the chance to revisit the Naples Botanical Garden in South Florida in early October and saw the hard work they have put into recovery just a few weeks after Hurricane Irma. Any collaboration on content for the newsletter is welcome! Palms are […]

September 2017

SEPTEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER:  This month: a note for an exhibit at American Writers Museum and the announcement of the new Palm Journal Issue. Remember we are open to your comments and stories! Exhibit: Palm: All Awake in the Darkness A brief respite from the hustle and heat of downtown Chicago – a moment in the cool, green, […]

August 2017

AUGUST 2017 NEWSLETTER: This month, we read about the new polymer-based pound notes in United Kingdom. We are proud to present an article about palm pruning and how it relates to wildlife. We thank Katie Jepson from Bat Conservation International and Teresa from for their help. We also have a recommendation about a book on palms of […]

July 2017

JULY 2017 NEWSLETTER:  This month’s Newsletter includes the dates for the incoming IPS Biennial next year, a note about alcoholic beverages from palm, the call for proposals for the 2018 IPS Endowment Fund Grants and a message about the IPS’ new #99Palms campaign on social media. Our coeditor Kevin Hrycay will be away for a while. Scott Zona […]