Zoe is going to Rwanda as our orchid growing expert. After six years in the orchid project she knows a lot about orchids and has developed a broader knowledge of horticulture by spending two summers at the University of Bristol Botanic Gardens.
It’s me. I am one of the team of 5 that are going to Rwanda on Saturday. There are 3 students an 2 staff on this trip. This is a picture of me with a Prosthechea cochleata.
During our trip to Rwanda next week (we fly out on Saturday 9th February) you can find out what we are doing by following our blog on this web page. The blog is designed to keep friends, family and public up to date with students work in Rwanda as well as providing a record of the visit.
Our trip to Rwanda is coming up quickly. The three students who are due to go are really exited and the plants are too as they have just reserved there import certificate.
Friday was Danish day in Orchid Project with twenty teachers visiting from Denmark to find out about Science at Writhlington. Their visit included learning orchid propagation techniques with Zoe Parfitt, Jacob Coles, Misha Harvey and Georgia Hughes.
Two laminar flow cabinets were in use to teach both seed sowing and re-plating techniques. The visitors really enjoyed their experience and have gone home inspired. Well done to the teaching team.Touring the greenhouse