The Orchid Society of NSW will be commencing an Orchid appreciation/judging course starting 15th April 2016 at the Berala Community Centre Woodburn Road Berala.
The course is aimed at orchid growers of all levels of experience who want to learn more about the various genera and what makes an awardable quality orchid or quality display through the eyes of judges.
The course is also recommended for Show Marshals who want to learn and understand show schedules and in which classes their plants should be exhibited.
It is intended that course will be run every third Friday 7.30pm to 10.00 pm each month except December. It is anticipated that the course will run for approximately 2 years.
Participants will gain experience by completing assignments set during the course to reinforce their understanding of the topics. This will also help the course presenters keep abreast of the participantsí strengths and weaknesses in order to make adjustments to the modules where necessary.
There is also the chance that participants who complete all modules may be invited to complete the practical and theory exams. Those successful in those exams may be invited by the Judging Panel to become an Associate Judge.
The cost for the course will be a one off fee of $50.00 to cover handouts and hire of the venue
Please contact Ian Chalmers if you are interested in participating in the course