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September 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Certified American Orchid Society judge, Mark van der Woerd will teach you everything you need to know about orchids in this introductory course. This class has inspired an Orchid Day event here at Fort Collins Nursery and serves as a great educational complement for those wanting to learn more about the wonderful world of orchids. Mark will be joined by special guest Clinton Lewis from Orchid Dynasty in Salt Lake City who will contribute to today’s lecture.
Mark shares his passion for orchids by educating the general public about growing orchids, attending regional orchid shows, and teaching local growers and the general public about what makes a great orchid. Mark has been a member of a number of orchid societies in the country and is a past president of the local Hi-Country Orchid Club in Fort Collins, an active member of the Denver Orchid Society and the American Orchid Society. He has been growing orchids for more than 25 years and has visited many shows and events.
Clinton Lewis has been growing orchids for over 15 years with a special interest in orchid species culture. His plants have garnered numerous flower quality and cultural awards as well as multiple trophies for most outstanding orchid exhibit from the American Orchid Society. He is a member of the Utah Orchid Society and the AOS and joined the AOS Judging Program as a Student Judge in 2007. Clinton is director of all Orchid Culture and Orchid Design and writes an orchid blog (see www.orchiddynasty.tumblr.com). You are always welcome to contact Clint at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Originally published on August 20th, 2015. Updated on September 6th, 2015.