May 2020 Newsletter



Wednesday May 13th, 2020 7:00 PM

Social and Culture Questions 6:30 PM

Zoom Meeting


Speaker: Doug Martin, Ph.D.

Topic: The Birds, The Bees and the Orchids


Join us for our May meeting to learn about how orchids reproduce!† We will again be using the Zoom online meeting format.


Doug lives in a suburb of Kansas City with his wife and fellow orchid lover, Beth. He started growing orchids in 1991. He grows a mixed collection of about 200 tropical orchids in a basement light room. He also grows about 40-50 species and hybrids of Cypripediums and other hardy orchids in his outdoor growing area and 50+ species of winter green Mediterranean orchids under lights in his garage. He has published articles on growing Cypripediums in the Slipper Orchid Alliance Journal and the North American Native Orchid Journal.† Doug is a student AOS judge and also serves as Treasurer of the Slipper Orchid Alliance. He has been of the President of the Orchid Society of Greater Kansas City and the Mid-America Orchid Congress and previously served as chairman of the Mid-America Conservation Committee for seven years. Doug has a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. Before retiring in 2016 from teaching chemistry at Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City, Missouri he worked in biomedical research and ran an orchid lab.


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Topic: May MVOS Meeting with Doug Martin

Time: May 13, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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We are unfortunately going to have to postpone the summer picnic and auction due to gathering restrictions.† We are hoping to move the event to August.† Keep an eye out for more details.



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