Posted by Kenneth Macy on Jun 27, 2019
Scott Deal related some of his meetings at this month's Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany.  He brought the banner of the Hamburg Rotary Club to add to our collection.
 
Hamburg Club Banner
 
Today's speaker was Rick Flores of the UCSC Arboretum.  He is working with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, helping them to relearn land stewardship that was abandoned generations ago during the Spanish occupation of California in the 18th century.  Ecology, timing for planting, hunting and firing are some of the key topics.  Rick introduced the group  to the term "coppicing" the process of cutting vegetation to the ground and allowing resprouting.
 
Rick Flores