January 2021 Newsletter

Let the Celebrations Begin! by Andy Hurwitz


International Palm Society Founder, Dent Smith. All photos courtesy of Brett Jestrow, Ph.D., Director of Collections, and are housed in the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden archives.

Announcing the 65th anniversary International Palm Society fundraising campaign for our general endowment.

As I am sure many have noticed, frequent palm-related scientific reports begin with this very FIRST sentence: “Generous support from International Palm Society enabled us…” (e.g., PALMS, 62(2): 87. 2018). In fact, according to IPS Administrative Secretary Dr. Larry Noblick (pers. com.), “Since its inception 35 years ago, the IPS Endowment Program has donated more than $400,000 to over 115 research & education projects on six continents.”

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IPS Affiliate Showcase

The International Palm Society boasts over 30 affiliates worldwide. While the IPS focuses on its mission of research, education and conservation, local clubs provide members with exclusive garden tours, growing tips and access to rare palms. This month: The South Florida Palm Society.

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