South Surrey 
         Garden Club

SSGC - February meeting

  • 28 Feb 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • St. Mark's Anglican Church, 12953-20 Ave., Surrey
SSGC - February meeting

Our February speaker is Richard Hebda, Botanist.

Topic - Native Plants.

Bio:  Richard Hebda has a PhD in Botany from the University of British Columbia and recently retired as Curator at the Royal British Columbia Museum (Botany and Earth History) after 37 years. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Victoria (Biology, Earth, and Ocean Sciences). Dr. Hebda serves as the Province of BC’s science advisor in Paleontology. He was the first faculty coordinator of the Restoration of Natural Systems Program at the University of Victoria and the Province of British Columbia’s expert advisor on Burns Bog (purchased as a globally unique ecosystem). He studies vegetation and climate history of BC, ethnobotany of BC First Nations, climate change and it's impacts, restoration of natural systems and processes, ecology and origins of Garry oak and alpine ecosystems and botany of grasses. Dr. Hebda, with his graduate students, is author of 130+ scientific papers; 250+ popular articles mainly on bulbs, native plants and climate change; co-author of four books and major reports, co-editor of three books.

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