Katie Schuller, Phipps Orchid grower.
A joint initiative between Phipps Conservatory and the Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania to create and cultivate an orchid collection of note for enjoyment, education and research.
There will be no scheduled Pfun in November as Katie is busy with show installations.We are hoping to be back to 2 sessions in December.
If you are working with Katie, please keep in touch with her and continue your efforts. Thank you for all the help.
We park in the Phipps lot off Frew St. Ext. after leaving a sign on our dashboard that indicates we are volunteers. From the parking lot, it is a short walk up a driveway to the production greenhouses. We begin at 9:30 and typically are finished by 12:30 with a break during our session. We often take time for lunch at the Cafe.
In the rare event that there is no parking in that area, just park in the front of the Conservatory, in the visitors’ lot around the statue. If you need to do this, do NOT put a note on your dashboard that you are volunteering! There is usually parking on the driveway to the greenhouses. The road is narrow so, one side only and close to the curb.
If you are interested in volunteering with us or just want more information, contact me at 412-367-1556 or email: email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you.
Working at Phipps
After completing the Phipps physical orchid inventory, we are on hold for a bit.
When the set-up for the Phipps Fall Show is completed, Katie and company will work on getting the inventory in the database. Then the P-OSI leaders can see what is needed to help make the collection super special. If you have ideas, let us know.
If you’d like to be a part of this phenomenal team effort, contact us! We’d love to have you for Pfun and P-OSI! It’s a wonderful learning experience for all of us, a great way to give back to the community and to help make Pittsburgh someplace even more special.
Experienced and new members are all welcome.
Park in the back of the conservatory and PUT A SIGN ON YOUR DASHBOARD: OSWP ORCHID VOLUNTEER AT PHIPPS. Then come thru the Center for Sustainable Landscapes thru the Tropical Greenhouse to the automatic doors to the left . . . or walk up the driveway to the back of the gardens and come thru the doors to the left of the loading dock for the conservatory. We’ll be in the head production house where we normally repot for Pfun. 7/9 at 10AM at Phipps Conservatory growing houses.
If you cannot find us call or text
In the meantime: Think Orchids!
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