3 Photos from Doug Ripley

Cochise County

Hello and Welcome to Cochise County Chapter!

We have monthly programs on the 3rd Friday of each month from September through May at 5:00 p.m. in the Cochise County Community Development Office conference room, 4001 Foothills Dr. (corner of Highway 92 and Foothills), Sierra Vista. The Chapter has established a Facebook website where much useful information about the chapter and its members is posted.

Chapter Leadership

Name Role Contact
Doug Ripley President jdougripley@gmail.com
Elliott Hendricks Vice President emhndrks@yahoo.com
Deanna Sanner Secretary longeyes1@msn.com
Pat Sullivan Treasurer patolisa@cox.net

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Chapter News

Join us for these upcoming meetings via Zoom!

Posted on Jan 13, 2021

We will continue our remote meetings at least into early 2021 on the third Friday of each month at 7:00 PM. To attend a meeting please send an email to Doug Ripley (jdougripley@gmail.com) requesting an attendance link which he will email to you.

Friday, January 15, 2021:  Sue Carnahan, University of Arizona Herbarium, Arizona Native Plant Society. Diversity in a Grassland: Flora of the Salero Ranch, Santa Cruz County, Arizona

Sue Carnaghan, Arizona botanist extraordinaire, will present the results of her comprehensive floristic study of the Salero Ranch, Santa Cruz County. Her presentation will include a description of the physical features of the 16,163 acre ranch such as the geology and climate as well as the individual plant communities. Sue documented the presence of 788 vascular plant taxa in her study, many of which she will illustrate with her superb photographs.

Salero Ranch, Santa Cruz County, Arizona


Friday, February 19, 2020.  Dr. Jacqueline Soule, Tucson, Arizona. Herbs of Father   Kino and the Old Missions

When founding missions in the frontier land of the Pimaria Alta, Father Kino, his priests, and his soldiers brought along the plants they were used to.  But! due to Father Kino’s influence, these newcomers also actively sought the herb lore of the Natives.  Dr. Soule will discuss this blend of native and introduced plants that were grown in the Mission Gardens – with a focus on the ones that can be grown in your Cochise County landscape.

Jacqueline Soule is a long-time Southwest gardener and award-winning garden writer.  Of her thirteen books, nine are on gardening in the unique Southwestern climate. She has been a popular columnist for many years with weekly and monthly columns in a number of national, regional and local publications, including Angie’s List Magazine, and Southwest Trees & Turf.



Jacqueline Soule

yerba mansa

Poliomintha incana

Cochise Chapter: Linda Kennedy Presents “A Ranch without Cows” – Now On YouTube

Posted on Jan 08, 2021

Here is the link to Linda Kennedy’s presentation to the Cochise Chapter of the Arizona Native Plant Society on December 18, 2020.


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