The Oregon Orchid Society has supported the Orchid Conservation Alliance for a number of years now. The OCA recently moved to expand it's preservation in Brasil at Reserva Serra Bonita.
FROM NOW UNTIL THE END OF 2013 the World Wildlife Fund has agreed to match gifts up to $50,000. This is an unprecedented opportunity for the OCA and orchid conservation in general. We STRONGLY encourage you to consider donating at this time to the OCA for this project.
More info and a link to the donation page can be found here on their website.
Welcome to the Oregon Orchid Society, Portland, OR
Map of the Ambridge Event Center:
Join us at the Ambridge Event Center for our November monthly meeting where OOS Vice President Michael Jenné will speak about different types of orchids that require some type of winter rest. Many orchids require some type of seasonal change! Learn how to grow your orchids with what they want in mind.
Our December meeting (at the Ambridge Event Center) is traditionally our potluck and auction. Celebrate another great year with us! 2013 saw numerous greenhouse tours, some fantastic orchid purchasing opportunities, great speakers, participation in community education programs at Al’s Garden Center, Portland Nursery, Garden Fever, the Lan Su Chinese Garden and numerous garden clubs and orchid societies. We also got featured in OPB TV’s Oregon Field Guide on our trip to GROWISER (the show will air in the spring). Our 2013 orchid show was a financial success for the society, but also significant is that ALL of our vendors were very happy with their sales and wanted to return.
Anyway, suffice it to say, we have reasons to sit back and enjoy our end-of-the-year celebration. Bring a dish that you can share. The society will provide beverages, plates, silverware and cups.
The auction is a great fund-raiser for the OOS. We encourage you to bring some orchids or orchid-related items to donate to the auction (you might want to show up at 6:30 if you want to donate plants, but if you can’t make it until 7, that’s fine). It’s a silent auction so that we have more time to mingle.
The largest orchid event in the Pacific Northwest, this orchid show has vendors and exhibitors from near and far. It’s always a fun time and includes educational seminars, orchid repotting, photo contest, auction, American Orchid Society judged displays and, of course, thousands of orchids for sale. You can buy tickets online or print out a discount coupon. Keep your eye on our showpage for information including participating orchid vendors.