MEETING: Saturday April 8, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.

 Topic: Growing our Trees to their Maximum Genetic Potential

Speaker: Charles Malki

Location: Veterans Memorial Building, Multipurpose Room, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City 90230 

 Charles Malki will cover many topics related to the science of plant life at our April meeting.  He will discuss plant evolution and the value of native plants in the home garden. He will explain how to grow genetically identical plants from seeds as well as the pros and cons of grafting, cuttings, and air-layering.  An expert in fertilizers, he will explain the benefits of fertilizers and of plant guards to protect against insects, fungi, viruses, and sun burn.  However, this will not be just an N-P-K lecture.  Instead, we will learn some basic, and easy to comprehend, science concepts that will help us raise better quality plants and trees to their maximum genetic potential!


Charles has been a biologist, an attorney, a broker, a realtor, an entrepreneur, and an author who has published in national journals, including the American Federation of Medical Research, Journal of Surgical Research, and Journal of Undergraduate Research in the Biological Sciences.  Almost five years ago, Charles patented IV Organic 3-in-1 Plant Guard, which can be found in many stores including Home Depot, Walmart, Amazon, Arbico Organics and Harmony Farms.

What a varied and interesting career Charles has had!  At the heart of his successes has been his love of all plant life.  And his true passion is working with back yard growers, so don’t miss his talk!