The Ontario Rock Garden and Hardy Plant Society will host a speaker from South Africa during the coming winter. Louis Jordaan from Minwater Farms near Oudtshooran will be in Ontario at the beginning of February 2014. He is an expert on the Little Karoo ( the semi-desert in S. Africa ) where he lives. He frequently takes people on botanical tours of his farm, and speaks througtout South Africa. We would like to offer him as a speaker to groups who are prepared to pay his travel from Toronto and an honorarium. If you are interested in hosting a fascinating speaker, please contact Bella Seiden and Barbara Cooper: firstname.lastname@example.org He has speaking engagements on the 8th and 16th of February. His schedule is flexible so far, but he will need to organize a visa to visit the U.S.