Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Late Breaking Event: The Lotus Odyssey

Submitted by the Genesee Valley Pond & Koi Club

Featured Speaker: Mr. Warner Orozco

Saturday April 19, 2008

Time: 1:00

Location: Henrietta Public Library – Community Room

455 Calkins Rd. Henrietta, New York

This program is free to all; please bring a friend!

Join Warner as he enthusiastically takes us on a journey around the world in search of the magnificent lotus. Discover his passion for this fascinating aquatic plant as he shows how lotus are grown, utilized and displayed for ornamental enjoyment. Journey through Thailand, China and many other destinations as Warner unlocks the secrets of the magnificent, sacred lotus.

Mr. Warner Orozco is a graduate student at Auburn University in Alabama. Currently he is working with Dr. Ken Tilt on a multidisciplinary project involving the lotus: Nelumbo lutea and Nelumbo nucifera. They are exploring the economic potential, aquaculture, botanical and social aspects of growing the lotus in the Southeastern United States. Warner is also part of the team who is registering new varieties of lotus for the International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society. Warner also operated an environmental tour agency in Costa Rica arranging and leading tourists through the natural wonders of his country before coming the U.S. to study.

Submitted by the Genesee Valley Pond & Koi Club

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