Kit Strange West Coast Lecture tour, 2018

 Firming up the Schedule for Kit:


April 7-8 fly from London to Anchorage
April  9-11 Alaska Chapter, NARGS/ Homer Garden club:
Contact Carmel Tysver (garden@gci.net)   Kathy Dube (kdube@watershedgeodynamics.com)
April 12=13 (Seattle) Northwestern Chapter (Judith Jones, fancyfronds@gmail.com)
April 14-16 travel Seattle via Portland to Medford. Staying with Jane McGary

April 17-20 (time and place not determined yet)  meeting in MEDFORD...
(Kathleen Pyle yahoo.com> and Eric Hagerman  < ehagerman27@gmail.com> contacts)
 April 21- 26 Bay Area and Sierra Nevada chapter: Bay Area host Ted Kipping tkipping@comcast.net Sierra Chapter: Val Myrick (Jack and Val  vkmyrick@pacbell.net)
 April 27-29: attend APS Conference in Las Vegas (fly to Utah Sunday night)
April 29-May 3 (roughly or possibly before April 12) Wasatch Chapter, NARGS
Talk at Red Butte Garden on April 30
  (Contact: Cathy.king@gmail.com; hosts: Mr. and Mrs. Andrey Zharkikh)
May 4-7 New Mexico Chapter, NARGS 
(Contact: Robin Magowan and Juliet Mattila
  May 9 Denver (Rocky Mt. Chapter): May 9 (Contact:  Carl Wilson carlrichardwilson@gmail.com)
May 10 fly back to London




Kit Strange lectures: see below





Here is a list of lectures that I currently am able to do. I have a few more coming up this year too. But the newest is the Juno iris adventures in the Caucasus and Central Asia.
I would be really amazing to come over and do a tour of lectures.
All the best
KIT
List of lectures
Growing Alpines at Kew
Growing Frits at Kew
Orchids of Oland
Cultivation of temperate Aroids
Setting up a native plant nursery in the Falklands
Bulbs of Kyrgyzstan
Growing Falkland Islands plants at Kew
Growing South African bulbs at Kew
Travels in Armenia
Floral treasures of Eastern Turkey
Northwest Spain, Looking for Narcissus triandrus and other alpine plant treasures
Tajikistan, travelling into the Wahkan Valley
How to be a better propagator
Growing bulbs at Kew
Juno iris adventures in the Caucasus and Central Asia

Short bio for Kit:


I look after Kew's extensive alpine bulb collection, including the Juno Irises.
Repotting the bulbous collections annually. Sowing bulb seed and growing on germinated seedlings to adult stage. Maintaining the collections to a high standard for display in the Davies Alpine House, and making sure the collections are kept fresh by re sowing.
Developing exhibits for horticultural and educational events and demonstrating propagation techniques for horticulture students from Kew and UK horticultural colleges.
Supporting the MSB by taking part in seed collecting expeditions. Growing and developing horticultural protocols for plants from the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, and producing plants for display at Kew and DNA collection.
Working with colleagues in the Falklands to propagate native species for sale to the public and restoration of degraded habitats and raising public awareness of native species conservation within the Falklands.
I have also been on several seed collection expeditions. Spain looking at Narcissus triandrus.  Tajikistan, on a joint project with Edinburgh Botanic Gardens, Collecting seed and bulbs in the mountains and collaborating with Botanists in Khorog and in Kulob. Also collaborating with Botanists in Azerbaijan and collecting live material there too.    I organise the Harlow Early spring show for the Alpine Garden society which is a very popular spring show.

Kit Strange in Tadjikistan


Kit Strange

Juno iris (part of what Kit manages) at Kew




Kit Strange in habitat



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