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San Francisco
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA  94102
United States

Steven Swain is the Environmental Horticulture Advisor for Marin and Sonoma counties, where his work is primarily focused on integrated pest management, plant pathology, and resource conservation. He has a research background in sudden oak death, a commercial background in arboriculture, and has taught integrated pest management and related topics for the College of Marin and Santa Rosa Junior College.

Steven has a Master of Science in Environmental Horticulture from the University of California at Davis. He is a frequent peer reviewer of articles on plant disease and pest management and co-authored a research article entitled, “Phytophthora ramorum can survive introduction into finished compost”.

Steven will speak today about tree planting in conjunction with the Rotary International initiative to plant a tree for every Rotarian by Earth Day 2018. Steve’s expertise will assist in addressing the optimum conditions for planting in California.

Meeting Schedule:
12:00 noon Registration & Networking
12:15p.m. (sharp!) Meeting begins (club business first, followed by keynote speaker)
1:30p.m. Meeting adjourns (may adjourn earlier, depending on club business items)

This is a weekly membership meeting for The Rotary Club of San Francisco, open to all Rotarians, visiting Rotarians, prospective members and guests.

Each luncheon meeting includes three-course lunch from Scala's Bistro. Individual lunch tickets are $40, or purchase a book of four tickets for the discounted price of $145. Cash, check and credit card payment options available. Tickets available for purchase at the door.