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  Bennington Flower Show
From: Richard Lutz <rflutz at sover.net> on 1997.11.22 at 15:53:43(1650)
The New England Tropical Conservatory and the Southwest
Vermont Career Development Center will be hosting a Tropical
Flower Show March 20 and 21, 1998 in Bennington Vermont.
This year the show will feature Aroids. If you would like
to be an exhibitor please contact Dick Lutz at
rflutz@sover.net . Tom Croat of the Missouri Botanical
Garden has supplied us with approximately 200 aroid species
for the show. These plants will eventually become part of
the collection in the New England Tropical Conservatory.

From: Don Burns <burns at mobot.org> on 1997.11.22 at 20:23:32(1654)
Richard,

Does the NETC have a web site? Tom Croat mentioned you in a note to me
several days ago, and I looked for a web site, but no cigar.

That Tom is supplying you with these plants is a big compliment. Good
luck with your new aroid collection!

Don

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From: rflutz at sover.net (Richard F. Lutz) on 1997.11.23 at 14:36:27(1655)
Don

At the present time the NETC does not have a web site. Their collection is
being housed in the local Vo -tech greenhouse of which I am the
Horticulture instructor. We had Tom Visit us last year at our first
tropical flower show. This year we are putting an exhibit in the New
England FLower Show. They get 175,000 people a year to visit that show.
We will also have the plants in our second annual show March 21.

The NETC is currently going through a site ananlysis and will present it to
the Zoning commission in January. We how to have the first stages of our
35 million dollar conservatory under way in 4 years. This spring the first
of the research houses should be going up if all goes well.

The executive director of the NETC has been a collector for Tom in the
past. They have done a lot of collaborative things together in the past.

Dick Lutz

From: sacorreia at juno.com (Sylvia A Correia) on 1998.02.12 at 18:56:28(1915)
Greetings: Where is the New England Tropical Conservatory going to be
and please tell me nore about it. How long has the Tropical Flower
Show been in existence?

Sylvia Correia

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From: Tom Croat <croat at mobot.org> on 1998.02.13 at 06:45:42(1916)
Dear Sylvia:
I thought that the New England show was going to be held in
Boston, not in Bennington but contact Dick Lutz, who's e-mail you have
because he will know for sure. I believe that the NETC is merely going
to contribute a display at this big annual show in Boston this year. I
could be wrong. Let me know what you find out.
Tom Croat
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From: rflutz at sover.net (Richard F. Lutz) on 1998.02.13 at 15:08:41(1917)
Sylvia,

This is the second year of the Tropical Flower Show. It is held at the
Southwest Vermont Career Development Center in Bennington, Vermont. To get
here take Route 9 west from Brattleboro Vermont, We are 40 miles from
Brattleboro. In the Center of Bennington Route 9 intersects with Route 7.
Take a right. At the next Stoplight take a right. Go past Bennington
Potters and at the next light turn left. Take the first driveway on the
right and the parking lot is on your right the Career Development Center is
on your left.

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