Community Education Bios

Barbara Schmidt

Barbara Schmidt recently published her first book titled, "Orchid Care: For the Beginner."  She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and Biology and a teaching certificate in secondary education.  She has been raising orchids for 12 years and is a member of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) and the American Orchid Society.  Her orchids have won a variety of awards, including first place ribbons at the Philadelphia Flower Show.

Barb teaches classes for the PHS and will be speaking at this year's Flower Show on the Gardener's Stage.  She is teaching her first orchid class at Northampton in March of 2016.  This is a beginner's orchid class with a goal of showing that raising orchids can be fun and exciting.  We look forward to additional orchid classes in the future.