Our next meeting will be on April 9th, 2017, at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Schedule as follows. All times are approximate:
11:00am - Member plant sales (ends at 1pm)
11:30am - Mentors/Newcomers Meeting
12:30pm - Plant Judging begins
1:30pm - Members Meeting
2:00pm - Speaker: Mr. Ron Kaufman, chair of the San Diego County Orchid Society Conservation Committee and Founding Director of the Orchid Conservation Alliance. Ron has been growing orchids for two decades and has travelled extensively to view orchids in the wild of Asia and South America, particularly Brazil, Ecuador, and Columbia. His talk titled “Orchids of Tropical America” will discuss why orchids are among the most diverse families of plants, as well as stories about orchid explorers and the many ways in which orchids attract animals, including humans.