Location: Mairangi Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
Rare & Exotic Orchids (selections from the book)
Providing plants for sale: No. Can bring signed copies of books however.
Remuneration: Travel expenses need to be covered; Speakers Fee: Not necessary; Other: I would need some financial assistance with travel in Canada and accommodation.
Travel restrictions/Availibility: August or mid-September, 2018. Have a conference in Moscow, Russia in early September would need to link with. Could speak either before or after that.
Other Information: Joel Schiff was born in Chicago, Illinois, many years ago and received a PhD in Mathematics from UCLA. He spent his career teaching at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, living in NZ ever since, and is the author of multiple books. As an orchid enthusiast for more than 35 years, his most recent book is: Rare and Exotic Orchids published by Springer (2018). In this work he delves into what makes orchids one of Nature’s wonders and explores some of the recent scientific discoveries that continue to make these plants so fascinating. His interests are mainly species, since he is more fascinated with the genius of Mother Nature as opposed to the meddling of Man. His website is at: Joelschiff.com