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To arrange for a program contact the Outreach Coordinator (see address below), who will notify the presenter.

The American Fern Society acts only in the capacity of maintaining the presenter’s list as a public service and bears no other responsibility.

Speaker’s name and address

Type of activity / Season/ Location of activity

Topics

Ralph C. Archer

 

Shelbyville, KY

 

Demonstration in spring or fall.

Garden tour, spring to fall, of fern stumperie and woodland garden.   Louisville, KY

Fern propagation.

Shade gardens and growing hardy ferns.

Planting a stumperie

Sharon Banister

Texas A&M University,

 

College Station, TX

 

Hands on work shop, demonstration or illustrated talk.

 

Will travel, not during winter

Growing ferns fom spores.   Also on plant propagation, tissue culture, and landscaping.

 

Will tailor activities for children.

Wendy A. Born

 

Sebastopol, CA

 

Workshop

 

Illustrated talk

Spore propagation of ferns

 

Identification of California Native Ferns

Bill Coblentz

 

Sarasota, FL

Demonstration

Fern Growing

 

Staghorn Ferns

Patricia Cox

University of Tennessee’

Knoxville, TN

 

Talk, all year.

Foray in June to October.

Great Smoky National Park, TN or will travel

Fern Flora of the Great Smoky National Park.

 

Mary Elliott

 

Ponchatoula, LA

 

Demonstration talk

Southeast Fern growing and use of native plants.

 

Dr. Joan Gottlieb

 

Pittsburgh, PA

 

 

Garden tour,spring to fall.

Foray spring to fall.

 

Western PA advance notice req'd

Private fern garden tour of   over 180 taxa; "Temperate Ferns for all Seasons," "Ferns of the Ecuadoran Andes", "Ferns of Costa Rica", "Ferns of New Zealand", "Ferns of China" .

Prof. Warren D. Hauk

Dept. of Biology, Denison University

 

Granville, OH

Forays

Late spring and summer

 

Central OH

Liverworts, moonworts, rattlesnake ferns, unusual ferns of Hocking Hills area, Blackhand Gorge, Central Ohio

Michael Heim

 

Hayward, WI 54843

 

 

Garden   & woodland tour anytime, but August to September best

(USDA hardiness   Zone 3)

Northern WI

Ferns for the north woodlands.   The garden has over 123 fern and fern ally species and forms, both natives and exotics.

James R. Horrocks

 

Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Talk, slide presentation; demonstration.

 

Will travel (limited)

Temperate ferns in semi-arid climate; spore growing; ferns for Master Gardener program; general cultivation.

Chad Husby

 

Florida International University

 

Miami, FL

Illustrated talk

Digital projector, laptop

 

Demonstration

 

Searching for the giant horsetail, Equisetum giganteum , in South America

Growing ferns, lycopods and horsetails in inorganic media

Daniel D. Jones

 

Birmingham Alabama

 

Illustrated talk

 

Tour

Native and non-native ferns for Southeastern gardens

Birmingham Botanical Garden Fern Glade (May to September)

Judith Jones

Fancy Fronds

Gold Bar, WA

Illustrated talk

Temperate Ferns or Xeric Ferns with the talk tailored to the audience. Inquire

Garrie Landry

Univ. Louisiana Lafayette

 

Lafayette, LA

 

Illustrated talks

 

 

 

Fern forays

Subjects: Ferns of SE US, hort. interests: Pyrrosia, Staghorns, Selaginella, Lycopodium; & native fern gardening.

Louisiana; Trinidad; Oaxaca, Mexico

Timothy J. McNitt

 

Bellingham, WA

 

Fern forays

Pacific Northwest (southern BC, WA, OR, northern CA).

 

Can suggest locations

Dr. James Montgomery

 

Berwick, PA

Foray, June to October

 

Central and Eastern PA

Ferns and fern allies of central or eastern Pennsylvania

Dr. Robbin Moran

The New York Botanical Garden

 

Bronx, NY

Illustrated Talk

Will travel

Req'd: Digital projector, pointer, and screen

Ferns and People

 

Other talks: inquire

Sue Olsen

 

Bellevue, WA

Illustrated Talk

 

Garden tour

Hardy Ferns

 

May - September

David Schwartz

 

Bakersfield, CA

 

Illustrated talk

Xeric Ferns in the Garden

 

Companion Plants to the Xeric Fern Garden

Christine (Chris) Spindel

 

Memphis, TN

Demonstration

Introduction to Ferns

 

Growing Ferns from Spores

Tom Stuart

Croton Falls, NY

Illustrated Talk

Digital projector req'd

Rock Garden Ferns

 

Pyrrosia, the Felt Ferns

Michael Sundue

The New York Botanical Garden

Bronx, NY 10458

Illustrated Talk

Digital projector req'd

Ferns of Parque Nacional Amboro, Bolivia

Reggie Whitehead

South Miami, Florida

Illustrated Talk

Ferns around the World:    Introduction to Tropical Ferns

Don Woods

Whittier, CA

Demonstration-talk

Season and travel negotiable.

Staghorn Ferns (Platycerium)

Dan Yansura

 

Pacifica, CA

Illustrated Talk

California, Colorado, Michigan are convenient

Cultivating Tree Ferns

Speakers, garden tour or foray leaders knowledgeable on ferns or associated topics desiring to be listed may obtain a form from Tom Stuart, the Outreach Coordinator, at PO Box 517, Croton Falls, NY 10519, coordinator@hardyfernlibrary.com