E. Gerritsen, Ph.D.:
"Masdevallias Gems of the Orchid World"
Mary Gerritsen is the vice-president of the Peninsula Orchid
Society (POS). Mary will be talking about Masdevallias,
and the story behind her recent book "Masdevallias, Gems
of the Orchid World" co-authored with fellow POS member,
Ron Parsons. Mary has been actively growing orchids for about
10 years, and likes to grow miniature species such as
Masdevallias, Restrepias and Pleurothallids. However, her
collection also includes lots of Bulbophyllums, Phragmipediums
she is not talking to her orchids or writing about them, she
is actively involved in the development of new drugs to treat
cancer, cardiovascular disease and macular degeneration
Mary will be
selling her new book at a discount for $35 to members of DVOS
and sign it at the meeting.
Plants for the raffle table will be provided by John Leathers
and Bob Hamilton
host dinner with the speaker:
will meet at 5:30 at Pasta Pomodoro, 45 Cresent Lane,
Pleasant Hill (This is in downtown Pleasant Hill.)
Everyone is welcome at this dinner. Please notify Eileen Jackson at 707-642-5915
if you would like to join our speaker for dinner.