MBC hosted Cliff Sawtell the last week of August. Cliff is responsible for the Economic Collections at Adelaide Botanic Gardens (ABG) in Adelaide, Australia, which includes many palm and cycad species. Mr. Sawtell was awarded a scholarship by the Friends of the ABG to spend time at a number of botanical institutions in Miami learning about horticultural and collections management methods. On Monday afternoon, August 29th, Cliff presented a lecture titled “A Pictorial Tour of the Adelaide Botanic Garden featuring Palmae,” in the Nixon Smiley Meeting Room, providing a welcome break from MBC’s Hurricane Katrina recovery activities.