Tropical Fern and Exotic Plant Society Press Release Meeting January 27, 2014 The Botanical Riches of Ecuador The Tropical Fern & Exotic Plant Society presents Georgia Tasker who will speak on The Botanical Riches of Ecuador on Monday, January 27th at 7:30 pm. The meeting will take place at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables, FL in the Corbin Building. Georgia Tasker is a writer on staff at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens. She writes for The Tropical Garden magazine, has a blog on gardening on Fairchild’s website, and has written 3 handbooks in her on-going series, Gardening with Fairchild. She is also a passionate traveler, having been to the Arctic and the Antarctic, Madagascar, Africa, Borneo, Papua New Guinea, Myanmar, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Australia, China, Japan, all of Europe, Central America and much of South America. In this talk she will follow a small group of plant geeks as they explore Ecuador on their summer vacation. Prior to joining the Garden staff in 2009, Georgia was garden writer with The Miami Herald and author of 3 garden books. She is a graduate of Hanover College in Indiana and received the first certificate in tropical botany from FIU in 1984. She has been awarded the Barbour Medal from Fairchild and the first lifetime achievement award from Tropical Audubon Society. There is no admission fee and the public is invited to attend this presentation. There will be plants donated by Fantastic Ferns (Frank and Sally Tastinger) for Raffle. Refreshments will be served. For more information please visit www.tfeps.org or call 305 232-2257.