November Meeting featuring Virginia Hildebrandt and AGM

Nov 11, 2018 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Speaker, Virginia Hildebrandt, starts at 1:30 p.m.

As always, the AGM will be very brief.

Members Showcase will preview some of the listed Seedex offerings.  If you have donated seeds, please bring pictures of your mother plants, in flower or leaves etc, on a stick to the meeting, or send images to anna [dot] leggatt [at] sympatico [dot] ca (Anna Leggatt) and she will bring them.

 

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Presentation

The Flora of Iceland

Virginia Hildebrandt
Virginia will share photos of the unique plants from her recent trip to Iceland and describe her experiences while travelling there.

Speaker

Virginia Hildebrandt

I have been a lifelong gardener, but my first love was science. I graduated as a Registered Medical Technologist (Bacteriology) and worked in that field for 5 years. After getting married and having two children I returned to school and graduated with a B.Sc. (Biochemistry). I worked as a Research Assistant for 4 years and then returned complete a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Plant Physiology ( Micropropagation). I did research at Stokes Seeds for 10 years and then set up a micropropagation laboratory and successfully produced 50-60,000 plants per year for the wholesale trade in Ontario. I also taught Plant Biochemistry, Plant Physiology and Evolutionary Botany. I am now retired but still enjoy growing and sharing plants.

Location

Toronto Botanical Garden

777 Lawrence Ave. E
Toronto, ON