One of the hallmarks of the Redland International Orchid Festival is the weekend-long lecture series. Here, in the comfort of the air conditioned lecture room at the Fruit & Spice Park, you can learn how to grow that difficult species or how to control a pesky pest invasion. Speakers are hand picked from visiting growers and local academics.
You'll be surprised at what you can learn!
Friday, May 18
1:00pm–1:45pm The Genus Dendrobium, Section Calista: Sandi Block-Brezner
2:00pm–2:45pm Growing Award Winning Vanda’s: David Genovese
3:00pm–3:45pm The American Orchid Society and YOU: Naya Marcano Cotarelo
Saturday, May 19
10:00am–10:45am Slipper Orchids: An Introduction To Natural History And Aspects of Culture (Special Considerations for Florida): Michael Gregory Fong
11:00am–12 noon: Orchid Diseases: Dr. Robert McMillan, Pathologist emeritus TREC: U of FL.
1:00pm–1:45pm Laelia’s of Mexico: James Rose, Cal Orchids
2:00pm–2:45pm Recommended Species (Small, Medium, Large) for South Florida: Thanh Nguyen, Springwater Orchids
3:00pm–4:00pm: Orchid potting: Alex Lamazares
Sunday, May 20
10:00am–10:45am Guarianthe skinneri, the Pride of Costa Rica: Alejandro Cheung & Ana Rodriguez
11:00am–12 noon: Orchid Pests, Dr. Catherine Mannion, Entomologist,TREC: U of FL.
1:00pm–1:45pm Brazilian Encyclia: Cassio van den Berg, Professor, Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana
2:00pm–2:45pm Bifoliate Cattleya’s of Brazil: Luiz Hamilton Lima
3:00pm–4:00pm: Orchid potting (Spanish): Alex Lamazares