VIRTUAL ORCHID SPEAKERS DAY!

 

VIRTUAL ORCHID SPEAKERS DAY!

Add to Calendar 2/6/2021 12:00:00 AM VIRTUAL ORCHID SPEAKERS DAY! How to Rid Ourselves of the Winter Doldrums? How About an ORCHID CULTURE DAY! The American Orchid Society is Thrilled About Holding its FIRST VIRTUAL ORCHID “SPEAKERS” DAY, which will be All About Orchid Culture. <br /> <br /> Join us online, from anywhere! The Date? February 6th, 2021 The Time? Starts at 11:00 AM EST. The Cost? $30<br /> Register here: <strong><a href="https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/194905340406754830">https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/194905340406754830</a></strong><br /> <br /> These Great Speakers will be helping us learn more about our growing:<br /> <br /> <strong>KRISTEN UTHUS</strong> of NEW WORLD ORCHIDS -  <u>Growing Miniatures</u> <strong><em>11:00 – 11:45 AM</em></strong><br /> Kristen studied plant and animal ecology and evolution at Virginia Commonweath and Ohio State University. She was a teacher at OSU, the University of Michigan, and Eastern Michigan Univiversity. She has been growing orchids for over 20 years.  She purchased New World Orchids in 2014, and has made orchids her full time commitment.  Miniatures are her passion, but grows the Japanese orchids Neofinetia falcata, Bulbophyllums, and Angraecums.  Living in Manchester, MI, supported by her family, she speaks to many audiences on a wide variety of Orchid subjects. Check out the website: <strong><a href="http://www.newworldorchids.com">www.newworldorchids.com</a></strong><br /> <br /> <strong>FRANCISCO MIRANDA</strong> of MIRANDA ORCHIDS – <u>Geography and Culture of Brazilian Orchids</u> <strong><em>12:00 —12:45 PM</em></strong><br /> Born in Rio de Janeiro, Francisco received a degree in Biology and started taxonomic work with orchids in 1981. While living in Manaus, he studied the Amazon orchids completing his Masters Degree on section Cattleyodes of the genus Laelia.  Has authored several papers and two books on Brazilian orchids, and now lives in Haines City, Florida where he owns Miranda Orchids, <strong><a href="http://www.Mirandaorchids.com">www.Mirandaorchids.com</a></strong>,  specializing in Brazilian species and the Cattleya alliance.  He guides fabulous tours to Brazil and enjoys exploring to find new species.<br /> <br /> <strong>RON MCHATTON</strong>, <strong>Ph.D.</strong> CHIEF SCIENCE OFFICER, AOS – <u>Those Pesky Bugs</u> <strong><em>1:00—1:45 PM</em></strong><br /> A chemist by training, Ron has been growing orchids for more than 50 years and has experience with every growing environment from windowsill to greenhouses. His collection numbers in the 1000s. He is the AOS Chief Education and Science Officer, and has a long history of volunteer positions with the AOS and the Orchid Digest, prior to joining the AOS staff in 2007.  He does the popular monthly Greenhouse Chats for the AOS, and is on the board of Orchid Digest. Ron’s email is <strong><a href="mailto:rmchatton@aos.org">rmchatton@aos.org</a></strong><br /> <br /> <strong>DAVE SOROKOWSKY</strong> of PAPH PARADISE – <u>Growing Fabulous Paphiopedilums</u>  <strong><em>2:00-2:45 PM</em></strong><br /> After receiving his degree in biochemistry from University of Toronto, Dave operated a tropical fish business. Returning to school, received a degree in enology and viticulture, from Brock University, began collecting orchids. Winemaking and a passion for orchids, prompted him to move to California, He has been growing Paphiopedilums for 15 years, hybridizing for 10 of them. Leaving winemaking, he focuses all his time on Paph Paradise Orchids, <strong><a href="http://www.paphparadise.com">www.paphparadise.com</a></strong>. He is an accredited AOS judge and his Paphs have received over 100 awards from the AOS and CSA with many of those plants playing important roles in his hybridizing program.<br /> <br /> <strong>ALAN KOCH</strong> of GOLD COUNTRY ORCHIDS — <u>Dendrobium Culture</u>  <strong><em>3:00-3:45 PM</em></strong><br /> Alan owns and operates Gold Country Orchids where he specializes in miniature and compact Cattleyas along with other miniature species.  While in college, his interest turned to orchids after his aunt gave him 3 Cymbidiums. He purchased 10 acres of land in Lincoln, CA. for his 250,000 orchids.  He is recognized as an expert in Brazilian Cattleyas and has published articles in <em>ORCHIDS</em> magazine and <span class="ILfuVd"><span class="hgKElc">world-renowned</span></span> publications. An internationally known speaker, he is a past member of the AOS Judging and the Research Committees, and is an accredited judge and the training coordinator of the California Sierra Nevada Judging Center, and served two terms on the AOS Board of Trustees, and has been the Auctioneer for the many AOS Member Meeting Auctions. You can email Alan at <a href="mailto:gcorchids@aol.com">gcorchids@aol.com</a> for his limited availability list.<br /> <br /> REGISTRATION: $30 ONLINE @ <strong><a href="https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/194905340406754830">https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/194905340406754830</a></strong><br /> <br /> We Will Have Prizes. Winners will be selected by Spins in OUR WHEEL OF (ORCHID) FORTUNE! <br /> <br /> <strong>REGISTER TODAY!</strong> Virtual/Online MM/DD/YYYY
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How to Rid Ourselves of the Winter Doldrums? How About an ORCHID CULTURE DAY! The American Orchid Society is Thrilled About Holding its FIRST VIRTUAL ORCHID “SPEAKERS” DAY, which will be All About Orchid Culture. 

Join us online, from anywhere! The Date? February 6th, 2021 The Time? Starts at 11:00 AM EST. The Cost? $30
Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/194905340406754830

These Great Speakers will be helping us learn more about our growing:

KRISTEN UTHUS of NEW WORLD ORCHIDS -  Growing Miniatures 11:00 – 11:45 AM
Kristen studied plant and animal ecology and evolution at Virginia Commonweath and Ohio State University. She was a teacher at OSU, the University of Michigan, and Eastern Michigan Univiversity. She has been growing orchids for over 20 years.  She purchased New World Orchids in 2014, and has made orchids her full time commitment.  Miniatures are her passion, but grows the Japanese orchids Neofinetia falcata, Bulbophyllums, and Angraecums.  Living in Manchester, MI, supported by her family, she speaks to many audiences on a wide variety of Orchid subjects. Check out the website: www.newworldorchids.com

FRANCISCO MIRANDA of MIRANDA ORCHIDS – Geography and Culture of Brazilian Orchids 12:00 —12:45 PM
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Francisco received a degree in Biology and started taxonomic work with orchids in 1981. While living in Manaus, he studied the Amazon orchids completing his Masters Degree on section Cattleyodes of the genus Laelia.  Has authored several papers and two books on Brazilian orchids, and now lives in Haines City, Florida where he owns Miranda Orchids, www.Mirandaorchids.com,  specializing in Brazilian species and the Cattleya alliance.  He guides fabulous tours to Brazil and enjoys exploring to find new species.

RON MCHATTON, Ph.D. CHIEF SCIENCE OFFICER, AOS – Those Pesky Bugs 1:00—1:45 PM
A chemist by training, Ron has been growing orchids for more than 50 years and has experience with every growing environment from windowsill to greenhouses. His collection numbers in the 1000s. He is the AOS Chief Education and Science Officer, and has a long history of volunteer positions with the AOS and the Orchid Digest, prior to joining the AOS staff in 2007.  He does the popular monthly Greenhouse Chats for the AOS, and is on the board of Orchid Digest. Ron’s email is rmchatton@aos.org

DAVE SOROKOWSKY of PAPH PARADISE – Growing Fabulous Paphiopedilums  2:00-2:45 PM
After receiving his degree in biochemistry from University of Toronto, Dave operated a tropical fish business. Returning to school, received a degree in enology and viticulture, from Brock University, began collecting orchids. Winemaking and a passion for orchids, prompted him to move to California, He has been growing Paphiopedilums for 15 years, hybridizing for 10 of them. Leaving winemaking, he focuses all his time on Paph Paradise Orchids, www.paphparadise.com. He is an accredited AOS judge and his Paphs have received over 100 awards from the AOS and CSA with many of those plants playing important roles in his hybridizing program.

ALAN KOCH of GOLD COUNTRY ORCHIDS — Dendrobium Culture  3:00-3:45 PM
Alan owns and operates Gold Country Orchids where he specializes in miniature and compact Cattleyas along with other miniature species.  While in college, his interest turned to orchids after his aunt gave him 3 Cymbidiums. He purchased 10 acres of land in Lincoln, CA. for his 250,000 orchids.  He is recognized as an expert in Brazilian Cattleyas and has published articles in ORCHIDS magazine and world-renowned publications. An internationally known speaker, he is a past member of the AOS Judging and the Research Committees, and is an accredited judge and the training coordinator of the California Sierra Nevada Judging Center, and served two terms on the AOS Board of Trustees, and has been the Auctioneer for the many AOS Member Meeting Auctions. You can email Alan at gcorchids@aol.com for his limited availability list.

REGISTRATION: $30 ONLINE @ https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/194905340406754830

We Will Have Prizes. Winners will be selected by Spins in OUR WHEEL OF (ORCHID) FORTUNE! 

REGISTER TODAY!

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