November 16-Time is TBD:
Mike Shadrack “Small and Mini Hosta”
Michael Shadrack has been holding key offices in The American Hosta Society and is author and co-author of several hosta books: The Book of Little Hostas with his wife Kathy Guest Shadrack; The New Encyclopedia of Hostas (with Diana Grenfell) and Timber Press Pocket Guide to Hostas (also with Diana Grenfell). He contributs to the Hosta Journal and is a photographer with more than six thousand hosta images in his library. He is an active member of the British Hosta and Hemerocallis Society and the American Hosta Society, and has assumed leadership roles in both organizations. Michael regularly lectures on hostas in North America and Europe, and is an avid hybridizer as well. With his wife, Kathy, he often leads tours of private gardens throughout the United Kingdom and the United States.
In 1996, Mike retired from London's Metropolitan Police after thirty-two years of service and has rarely sat down since. As a police officer he served in many parts of London including Soho, Whitechapel, and at Scotland Yard.
He now gardens in Western New York where with his wife he maintains a large collection of modern cultivars and a garden devoted to small hostas.