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Tue, 23 Jan


Mount Waverley Youth Centre - Hall A

CSSA January Gathering 2024

CSSA January Gathering 2024
CSSA January Gathering 2024

Time and Location

23 Jan 2024, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm AEDT

Mount Waverley Youth Centre - Hall A, 45 Miller Cres, Mount Waverley VIC 3149, Australia

About the Event

Hope you can join us at the CSSA January Gathering! For those unable to attend the hall we will still be Live Streaming to the CSSA Members-Only Group and Zooming (details on how to join can be found below).

Our Speaker this month is Clarissa Barbosa - What is Plant Breeding?

Clarissa is a biologist and ecologist with a passion for nature, natural sciences and identifying species. She started growing succulents in 2017 and is unable to limit her interest to any small number of genera of cacti or succulents. She worked as a scientist for many years. Maybe it's because of this that she enjoys growing different phenotypes of a species and multiple hybrids of my favorite species side-by-side. Clarissa currently works as one of Australia's Plant Breeder's Rights Examiners and travels around the country examining plants.

There is a lot of interest in growing plants and also in crossing plants and creating new varieties. In order to create new varieties of plants, there are requirements for the work to qualify as plant breeding. There are also requirements for a plant variety or hybrid to be considered a variety and to receive a name. Join us if you would like to know more about what is plant breeding!

POTM: Crested or monstrose cactus


AT THE HALL: >>Members/Visitors/Guests will need to sign in with the CSSA, this is for Society Insurance purposes and must be completed. >>Please DO NOT attend if you have symptoms of Covid-19 and have tested positive to Covid-19 ( >>Face masks are not required but feel free to wear one if you wish.

The order of proceedings will be as follows (approximate times): • 6.00pm Hall will open to set-up the venue (if you can assist with set-up this would be appreciated) • 6.45pm Sellers may enter the Hall to set-up their sales • 7.00pm Members/Guests/Visitors may enter the Hall • 7.30pm Zoom room will open and soon after the live stream to FB CSSAustralia Members-only Group will commence • 8.00pm Monthly Gathering starts • 10.00pm Gathering close and pack up (if you can assist with pack-up this would be appreciated)


>> CSS Australia Members are provided the Zoom details via email and the Members-Only FB Group

>> If you would like to join the Monthly Gathering Zoom room as a Guest/Visitor, please contact us no later than 24 hours prior to commencement of the Monthly Gathering.

Guests/Visitors are welcome to join our Monthly Gatherings either at the hall or via Zoom for up to three occasions, after this time we ask you to become a Member. More information about our Membership is available on our Website ( Membership costs as little as AU$20 ($15 concession holders) a year – so there is no better time to join than now!

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