Contributions to USDA Community Day

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Once a year the Subtropical Horticulture Research Station of the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) located at Chapman Field opens its doors to the public. The event, known as Community Day, took place on March 16 and two FIU-Fairchild Faculty Dr. Javier Francisco-Ortega and Dr. Hong Liu delivered two popular talks entitled "David Fairchild in the Bahamas" and "Dress to impress -- how orchids attract their diverse pollinators". Dr. Liu and Dr. Francisco-Ortega were hosted by Dr. Alan Meerow. During this community day the Friends of Chapman Field had their annual meeting, the Director of the Garden (Dr. Carl Lewis) and FIU-Fairchild faculty Dr. Javier Francisco-Ortega attended this meeting. Image below: Left (Dr. Hong Liu giving her talk orchid pollination); Right (Friends of Chapman Field annual meeting).

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