MANATEE -- Monroe Kokin will discuss "Growing Orchids in Southwest Florida" at the Manatee Orchid Society's 7 p.m. March 8 meeting at Manatee River Garden Club, 3120 1st Ave. West in Bradenton. .
Monroe has a collection of more than 1,100 orchid's specializing in bulbophyllums.
Monroe was president of the Sarasota Orchid Society for more than nine years and was show chairman for 13. He is also a life member of Central Florida Orchid Society in Orlando and is a member of Central Jersey Orchid Society.