3rd MidAmerica chapter meeting
Saturday, October 30 from 8:30 am to 5 pm
Botanic Gardens, Fort Worth,
Anyone interested in Aroids. Please bring friends and family!
FREE! Lunches will be available at minimal charge.
Zach DuFran (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Let me know how
many will be attending and if you would like to purchase a lunch or not.
What will we do?
The morning session will be spent hearing several speakers
talk about their collections and experiences with growing Aroids. After breaking
for lunch we will have a plant and cuttings trade, followed by a couple of
talks before we spend the afternoon touring the botanical gardens, including
the tropical conservatory and the Japanese gardens. You won’t want
to miss this meeting!
8:30 History of the IAS
– Dr. Thomas B. Croat
9:00 State of the IAS –
9:30 Houston Titan Arum Event – Dr. Nancy
10:00 Aroid Anatomy Lesson – Steve
10:45 Identifying Your Plants
11:30 lunch break
12:15 Plant Swap
12:30 The use of CATE’s LUCID
website – Dr. Thomas B. Croat
1:15 Cultivating Aroids outdoors
in a temperate environment – Steve Marak
2:00 Tour and enjoy the
gardens, including the Conservatory
Plant Swap details
The plant swap is a great opportunity to get your hands on
some new Aroids. Dr. Croat will be bringing some plants from the Missouri
Botanical Gardens. We encourage all meeting attendees to bring some
cuttings or plants that they are willing to share with others. If you are
bringing cuttings, it is best to bring the cuttings with a moist paper towel
wrapped around the stem and placed inside a zipper bag labeled with the plant’s
LUCID is a computer application to aid identification of
plants by their attributes. Dr. Croat will be demonstrating how to use
this special tool. If you own a laptop and would like to bring it to the
meeting so that you can follow along, we plan to have internet access
Transportation and lodging
Some members are planning on driving to Fort Worth together and sharing hotel rooms
or other accommodations. If you would like help finding others to share
expenses, just let us know!
For more information, including lodging recommendations and
venue directions, visit the chapter website at http://aroid.org/midamerica.
Donations will be accepted, to offset the facility rental
and guided tour.
If you have questions, please contact Zach DuFran at email@example.com
or (405) 517-1112.
We look forward to seeing you there!