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For Immediate Release:
May 29, 2013

Media Contact:
Guillermo A. Salazar

Orchid society for Spanish speakers opens doors in Miami

(MIAMI, May 29, 2013) – The Miami-Dade County Extension Office in partnership with the Asociación de Orquideología de Miami, proudly announces their inaugural Spanish class for growing orchids, scheduled to be held on Saturday, June 8 at 1 p.m. This event will be hosted at Quest Orchids, 12110 S.W. 43 Street, in Miami. Attendees will be served refreshments and participate in an orchid raffle. Pre-registration is not required.

The Asociación de Orquideología de Miami has geared education to teaching methodologies on “How to Grow Orchids” to Miami’s Latin community, a first of its kind for this community.

County Extension Agent Guillermo Salazar in collaboration with the Asociación de Orquideología de Miami will teach attendee’s in their native Spanish language to differentiate genuses of orchids: Vandas, Cattleyas, Oncidiums, Phalaenopsis, Dendrobium, Paphiopedilum. Instructors will provide on-hand classes to teach growing techniques and methods for raising orchid varieties in South Florida. The Asociación plans to foster future meetings and events that are geared towards educating Spanish orchid enthusiast in their native language to successfully learn the secrets and joys of growing beautiful orchids.
It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, materials in accessible format or other ADA accommodations, please call 305-375-3677 at least five days in advance.


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