Our Guest speaker for the Sandhills Orchid Society Symposium 2020 will be Linda Thorne!!!!
Linda Thorne is an AOS judge, past national assistant trainer for the AOS, and past AOS trustee. After years of holding the position of treasurer for The Slipper Orchid Alliance, she passed on the position to someone else. Linda loves orchids and orchid lovers!
Seagrove Orchids was established in 2000 after a move from the Washington DC area. Dear friends and mentors from Maryland provided encouragement for this new career move. Linda grew over two hundred individual orchid plants in her Maryland home and had an orchid propagation laboratory. By the time she decided to move to NC, she had accumulated over 500 potted orchids and over three hundred bottles of baby orchids.... all made the trip with her. After the initial culture shock of city life to country life, Linda was pleased with her decision to pursue Seagrove Orchids. I can say that leaving an amazing job in Washington DC in hazardous materials was hard. An added bonus included in her move to Seagrove, NC., is that her parents live only an hour North in Greensboro, NC.
There are a number of Orchid Shows and Grower's events coming up this year:
Asheville Orchid Show - NC Arboretum 2018
Sandhills Orchid Society