I'm Maurice Levin, rare plant grower and preservationist. Jurassic Garden is our nursery, family-owned rare plant growers in Los Angeles, California. We propagate grow and sell Cycads,rare living-fossil plants, and other rare and drought-resistant plants like Agaves, Aloes and Strelitzias.
Maurice Levin -- http://mauricelevin.com -- is the founder of Jurassic Garden--A&A Cycads, a family-owned rare plant grower in Los Angeles, California since 1998. He has been growing cycads for nearly 25 years. Maurice Levin has served on the Board of Directors of The Cycad Society, and is past Treasurer of the Society.
At Jurassic Garden, we grow rare living-fossil plants called Cycads, and other rare and drought-tolerant plants like Agaves, Aloes and Strelitzias. Our goal is "Preservation through Propagation": if we all can grow enough of these plants, they will no longer be threatened in the wild.
Prior to working in the plant world, Maurice Levin worked in investment banking, retained executive search and commercial real estate. Maurice grew up in Southern California, graduated from Palisades High School, received his AB in History from Harvard University in 1979, and his MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1984, both with honors. He has completed coursework in the Horticulture and Gardening Program at UCLA. Maurice Levin is an Eagle Scout.
Here are some additional information links:
Jurassic Garden Facebook Page
Jurassic Garden on Twitter
Maurice Levin on Twitter
Maurice Levin "About Me" Profile
Linked In Profile
YouTube Videos--Fun & Educational
How to Re-Establish Cycads
Educational Articles on Cycads
Cycad Care Information
Maurice Levin's Background
Maurice Levin's Experience
Corporate Finance Associate at Lehman Brothers
1983 - 1986 | New York, NY
Worked on public offerings and merger/acquisition transactions in the Corporate Finance department of this investment bank.
Corporate Banking at Bank of America
1979 - 1982 | New York and Toronto
Owner at Jurassic Garden -- A& A Cycads
Grow, preserve and sell endangered species plants called cycads, and other rare plants. Cycads are palm-like plants that have survived for over 200 million years on earth. Environmentally friendly living fossils that add a dramatic touch to a garden. When you grow a cycad, you are part of a worldwide endangered species preservation movement.
Maurice Levin's Education
Harvard Business School
1982 – 1984
Concentration: Finance and Marketing
1974 – 1979
Concentration: History, U.S. & East Asian
1998 – -
Concentration: Gardening and Horticulture
Maurice Levin's Interests & Activities
Maurice Levin enjoys gardening, growing things, spending time with his wife and 2 children, watching college basketball, and supporting his alma mater.