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Next Meeting: Thursday, February 9th, 7:30 pm - 10:00pm

Contra Costa Water District Building Board Room
 1331 Concord Ave. Concord, CA

Alan Koch will talk to us about Orchid Nutrition 

One look at Alan Koch of Gold Country Orchids and youíd never think he was once an LAPD policeman, heís just too outgoing and smiles too much for that. A career change led him to work in the old Armacost and Royston nursery when they were located in the greater LA area. It sparked his imagination and the rest was history. He opened Gold Country Orchids in the foothills north of Sacramento, outside of Lincoln, CA. The nursery is located above the heat of the Central Valley in summer and at the thermocline in winter. And anyone who has been there can tell you its a wonderful place. One of these days youíve all got to take advantage of a weekend drive out there, especially when he holds an open house with orchid culture classes. 
This month Alan will talk about orchid nutrition, feeding, fertilizing and plant hormones. This is an appropriate discussion for hobbyists of all levels, so if you are new and wonder what to feed your orchids please come to this meeting. If youíre an old hand and wonder if a regimen change might benefit your orchids, come and ask. If thereís one thing I know about Alan, heíll give you a straight answer.


Slc. Jillian Lee

Slc. Jillian Lee
(Sc.Beaufort 'Gold County' 4N x Sl.Orpetii 'Bonanza' AM/AOS)



Speakerís Dinner with Alan Koch on Thur. Febr. 9th - before our meeting - will be at 5:30 at the Sichuan Fortune House, 41 Woodsworth Ln. in Pleasant Hill. Everyone is welcome to attend and meet our speaker before the meeting. 
If you can join us, please call George McRae at (510) 233-7374 to be included in the reservation.

Gold Country Orchids will provide the plant table.

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