11:30 am - 2:15 pm


The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102

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The Huntington Botanical Garden, San Marino, California, is a premier American botanical garden that includes more than a dozen thematic gardens covering 130 acres of the 207-acre grounds. Dr. Jim Folsom, Director Emeritus of The Huntington Botanical Garden, designed and raised the funds for this largest Chinese Garden in the world outside of China. He will talk about the history and commodification of the avocado including some history of the Huntington. Further, Folsom will address the avocado disease, conservation challenges, the Huntington research, collaboration to address longevity of this crop, as well as its biodiversity.


The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19102


  • Thursday, June 6, 2024 with meet and greet at 11:30 am.; luncheon at noon; and program at 1:00 pm.
  • Registration fee is $35 and pre-registration is required.  Vegetarian meals are available if scheduled at registration.  Register by contacting pspaonline@gmail.com with the name(s) of the people attending, their affiliations, and emails.
  • Make check out to Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture and mail to PSPA Treasurer, 816 Brookwood Lane,
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
  • Click here and follow the link to purchase your ticket for luncheon meetings with PayPal or Credit Card.
  • Dress Code at Union League is Business Casual – collared shirts, long pants (not jeans) for men; for women, long pants (not jeans), skirts, dresses and business casual tops

Contact Scott Sheely at pspaonline@gmail.com with any questions.  Registration ends by COB on Monday, June 3, 2024