I'm a geographer based in South Carolina, but a Florida native, with an interest in breadfruit as a tool for food security. I'm especially interested in efforts to push the latitudinal boundaries of breadfruit, including the good work that many are doing to grow breadfruit in Florida. I'd love to hear from members of this forum on their efforts to grow breadfruit in Florida or other places where it's challenging. Feel free to reply here or email me directly at email@example.com. Thanks very much!
Coastal Carolina University
So theoretically palms can be grown anywhere in the world as long as there is a sufficient micro climate?
By Anne-Tahina Metz
Hi all !
I was very surprised when Kim reached me to let me know about this fundraiser ! I am so glad and happy about this initiative ! It brought me back to so many memories from the discovery.
It was such an exciting thing to be part of ! Of course I was just a kid and didn’t measure the importance of it but now I realise how exceptional it is to have a tree named after me.
I remember the whole thing from the picnic, to my Dad coming home one day telling us that Bruno had posted it on PalmTalk and everyone was going ballistic over it !
I remember all the times we went to the site to see the inflorescence and how it evolved. We went to pick up the seeds and, in our garage, counted them and packed them to be shipped.
My dad really wanted me to be as involved as I could in this discovery and I will never thank him enough for that.
I remember Dr Dransfield’s visit, I remember seeing the excitement in his eyes when he first say the palm tree, it was like Christmas morning for him.
If you have any question, please feel free to ask them, I will do my best to answer them
I thank all the PalmTalk community for it’s generosity and for not forgetting about the Tahina. You guys are amazing !!
lots of love
see attachent a picture of me climbing a Tahina back in 2008
By Cindy Adair
On PT I see all the stunning photos and descriptions of past and future travel with the International Palm Society.
Here’s the group of us on the unforgettable Sarawak, Borneo pre tour in 2016.
I recall times I almost did not sign up due to time, family and work constraints and costs involved.
However every time it is only the trips I missed that I regret.
And the friendships I have made across the world are at least as important as the sights and experiences.
I took my first IPS trip using hoarded airline points through a country I had to find on a map (Qatar) to a place of my dreams (Thailand) in 2012, based primarily on comments by Palm Talk users I had never met.
I am asking all of you now who have traveled anywhere on an IPS sponsored trip to post why you loved your trip(s).
Photos always welcome, but not required.
IPS has posted it's pre & post tours. Unfortunately, the do not go to areas where you can see the Spiny Forest, Succulents, Baobabs. Of course, it is the palm society so they are focused on palms.
Is there anyone out there that would like to join us on Madagascar tour that would take us to see the iconic plants that I listed above ? A tour company will customize. and provide a quote So let me know if you are interested, and preference for either before or after the biennial in Reunion.