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September 10, 2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Menlo Park Library
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Orchids Mary Gerritsen (2)
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Growing Orchids Outdoors in the Bay Area

Monday, September 10, 2018

Is it even possible to grow orchids outdoors here in the Bay Area? Sure! Join us for some pro tips to get you started.

Mary E. Gerritsen, author of “A Bay Area Guide to Orchids and Their Culture,” has been growing orchids off and on for over thirty years. Learn more about the plants, and benefit from her expertise!

Books will be available for sale, with all proceeds benefiting the San Francisco Orchid Society.

About Mary Gerritsen
Mary Gerritsen, Ph.D. is an independent biotechnology consultant who has been growing orchids on and off for more than 30 years. She loves to see orchids growing in situ, and has made it her mission to see as many as possible, with trips to see and photograph orchids throughout much of the world. Along with with fellow San Francisco Orchid Society member and well-known photographer Ron Parsons, she is the co-author of several botanical books, including Masdevallias: Gems of the Orchid World; Calochortus: Mariposa Lilies and their Relatives; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species; and a Bay Area Guide to Orchids and their Culture. Mary frequently lectures to orchid societies in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. She is on the board of directors of the Orchid Digest, the chief operating officer and treasurer of the Orchid Conservation Alliance, and is also a member of the American Orchid Society, the San Franciso Orchid Society, the Peninsula Orchid Society and the Pleurothallid Alliance.