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.

Stay following the speaker and break for the Members Showcase. Carol Clark will provide a short presentation on the alpine areas of Parc national de la Gasp├ęsie.

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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.


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.


Toronto Botanical Garden

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