Sunday, 29 January 2017

Grimsby Garden Club January Meeting Book Exchange and Orchids

Tomorrow is our January Meeting

Monday, January 30, 2017 

7:00 pm - Social & Book/Magazine Exchange
7:30 pm - General Meeting and speaker

Speaker:  R. Larry Peterson

Topic: The Fascinating Biology of Orchids
Dr. Larry Peterson grew up in Alberta and attended the University of Alberta where he received B.Ed and M.Sc degrees. He earned a PhD from the University of California and spent his career at the University of Guelph where he is currently a University Professor Emeritus. He has published over 200 papers in refereed journals, 25 book chapters, and has co-authored 3 books. The book “Teaching Plant Anatomy Through Creative Laboratory Exercises”, co-authored with Dr. Carol Peterson and Lewis Melville, received the George Lawson Medal from the Canadian Botanical Association (CBA) for an exceptional contribution to Botany. His current book “When is a 'Flower' not a Flower and other Intriguing Questions about Plants” is co-authored with Dr. Carol Peterson. Dr. Peterson received a second George Lawson Medal from CBA for outstanding career contributions to Botany. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and has received two Teaching Awards from the University of Guelph.