Fort Worth IAS meeting

zdufranOctober 11, 2010

What? 3rd MidAmerica chapter meeting

When? Saturday, October 30 from 8:30 am to 5 pm

Where? Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, Fort Worth, Texas (

Who? Anyone interested in Aroids. Please bring friends and family!

How much? FREE! Lunches will be available at minimal charge.

RSVP to: Zach DuFran (

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. There will be a couple of talks after lunch and then we will spend the afternoon touring the botanical gardens, including the tropical conservatory and the Japanese gardens.

Meeting agenda

Morning session

8:30 History of the IAS - Dr. Thomas B. Croat

9:00 State of the IAS - Steve Lucas

9:30 Houston Titan Arum Event - Dr. Nancy Greig

10:00 Aroid Anatomy Lesson - Steve Lucas

10:45 Identifying Your Plants - Christopher Rogers

11:30 lunch break

Afternoon session

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

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

Donations will be accepted, to offset the facility rental and guided tour.

If you have questions, please contact Zach DuFran at or (405) 517-1112.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Here is a link that might be useful: IAS MidAmerica chapter page

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I hope it was an enjoyable meeting.

    Bookmark   January 3, 2011 at 3:14AM
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