At Plantation Orchid Society, we strive to bring you the best talent each month.  Each speaker brings a different skill and topic whether you're a beginner or an experienced hobbyist.

Tuesday, February 6, 2024,
our guest speaker will be Rich Ackerman,
presenting “WHAT IS THE NAME”

How to read an orchid tag ... a very interactive presentation, everyone will get a set of tags to work with and will learn how to label orchid species, hybrids, clones, culivators, sefing, etc. Understanding the tags will help you become a better orchid buyer!

Rich Ackerman has lived in Fort. Lauderdale for more than thirty years, where he has grown a wide variety of plants. His current interest is Florida Native Orchids. He caught the orchid bug attending the World Orchid Conference in Miami in 2008.

Rich works closely with UF/IFAS Extension, Broward County, where he is a Florida Master Garden Volunteer, serves on the Urban Horticulture Advisory Board, and is leader of the Broward County Native Orchid Project. Through a partnership with Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, they are restoring native orchids in the urban environment, installing several thousand orchids every year. He also runs browardnativeorhids.com.

 He is the former President of the Ft. Lauderdale Orchid Society and retired from Broward College in 2018. His work career focused on software research and development, along with project management in computer and library information sciences.


And don't forget the raffle ... the more raffle tickets you buy the more you win!
Participating in the raffle is a great way to increase your orchid collection!

Hope to see you there!! 



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