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Next Meeting  
Monday, January 23rd

Kanahapa Botanical Gardens
4700 S.W. 58th Drive Gainesville, FL 32608
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7:00 Beginner's Program: "Home remedies for
pest and disease control." 
by Carolyn Robinson

7:30 Program: 'Orchids of Mexico'
by Milton H. Diaz

Milton received his bachelors in Biology from Universidad Veracruzana in 2004. His theses was "Orchid diversity in the dry forest in Veracruz Mexico." In 2009 he received his Masters from Instituto de Ecologia in Mexico, and
his thesis was "Terrestrial orchids as indicators of environmental quality in the cloud forest."

From 2010-2014 he worked at the Clavijero botanical garden where he was the curator of the orchid collection He also wrote two manuals about orchid culture and gave many orchid culture workshops. He is currently working on his PhD at the University of Florida, with interest in community ecology, functional traits and ecological restoration. He has been at UF since 2015.  

He will speak about orchid diversity, orchid endemism, the cloud forest and it's orchids, conservation issues and strategies including in vitro culture and the importance of scientific collections in botanical gardens.


JOIN THE FUN AT OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS!

Fourth Monday at Kanahapa Botanical Gardens.
Interact with other orchid enthusiasts-
            beginners and experts alike.
We love to share. Learn and enjoy with us.