Welcome to the Amateurs’ Digest archives. This website will be “in development” for a long time because we have a lot of material to locate and recover, and a lot of digitizing to do of documents in the pipeline that we’ve already recovered.
However, a decision was made to launch the site in June 2023 thanks to a fabulous donation of most of Marina Welham’s digital journals from 2008 to 2016. These were originally subscriber-only materials available to paying members of The Amateurs’ Digest. They are now available for cactus lovers everywhere to read, for free! Years with a little “down” arrow ˅ beside them on the menu are ready with materials to read.
In addition, some scanned documents are online and many articles have been recovered from the Wayback Machine. You can also enjoy our photo galleries, only partially recovered from The Wayback Machine which in that time period tended to not copy mmost of the photographs in a web page. The “Mystery gallery” awaits your expert guess, these are all photos from the Wayback that had no names or articles attached to identify them.
Thank you for visiting. And happy reading!