PLANT DOCTORS SCHEDULE:
Saturday, April 27, 2019
9am – 12pm Robbie Roberson
12pm – 3pm Moh Yeng Kok-Yokomi
Sunday, April 28, 2019
11:00pm – 1:00 pm Tom MacCubbin
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm TBA
The Apopka Art and Foliage Festival is happy to welcome our Plant Doctors. “The Plant Doctors” are experts in their fields, willing and ready to advise you on how to improve the health of your foliage or how to keep those brand-new plants looking vibrant.
The Plant Doctors:
Lorraine Anaya - Lorraine is a Master Gardener who worked for the University of Florida, Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka for 12 years. Lorraine was responsible for the center’s grounds including the design, planting, and maintenance of the entire area. Lorraine is another of our returning experts.
Billie Dean - Mr. Dean is a long time resident of Apopka and is a recently retired City Commissioner. He is a former educator and Army veteran. He has been involved with horticulture for many years and the Apopka Community Gardens bear his name as founder. Bring your horticultural questions to this knowledgeable man.
Carole Johns - Carole is a Master Gardener and long-time Apopkan. She is a member of the Apopka Foliage Garden Club, and has a special interest in pollinators. Carole has shared her knowledge as a “Plant Doctor” in previous years.
Moh Leng Kok-Yokomi - Moh, a PhD in Agriculture Entomology from the University of California, Davis, has done research and taught classes in entomology. She retired in 2016 from the University of Florida, Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka, where she conducted research on agricultural pest problems in ornamental and vegetable crops. Moh has given our festival her expertise for several years.
Tom MacCubbin - Mr. MacCubbin is the author of many books about Florida gardening and landscaping. He has been honored by the Florida Nurseryman and Growers Association as the Best Horticultural Writer. The American Horticulture Society recognized Tom as the National Teacher of the Year. In March of 2007 Tom was promoted to the distinguished position of Extension Agent Emeritus with the University of Florida upon his retirement after 36 years of service. Come ask Tom your questions and he will give you the information you need, just as he does on radio show, Better Lawns and Gardens.
Robbie Roberson – Robbie has been a part of the foliage industry for more than 40 years. He has been involved with sales, horticultural banking and has been a foliage business owner. In the mid 1980’s he was the Foliage Chairman of the Apopka Art and Foliage Festival. We are so pleased to have access to Robbie’s depth of knowledge and experience.