Our wonderful partners from Sarawak arrived at Writhlington today. Seven students from MRSM School Kuching have travelled with their teacher and eight members of the Sarawak Orchid Society to learn about orchid conservation, orchid science and orchid horticulture from the Writhlington Schools’ Orchid Project team and their network of scientists.
After being welcomed by Writhlington’s Headteacher, Keith Howard, activities started with an online talk from Hawaii. Tom Mirenda, who is chair of the Conservation Committee of the American Orchid Society, talked about his initiative to support small botanical gardens in tropical communities. Following the talk, the Sarawak students talked to Tom about their work in Kuching and were delighted to hear that they are the future of conservation. Students were also promised that their article on their work would be published by the American Orchid Society.
The public is very welcome to come and hear about the project for themselves this Thursday evening from 4.30 until 6.30 at our Greenhouse Open Evening.