It’s time to inventory and study the Phipps Orchid Collection. We should be meeting soon to see how we can be the most help with the inventory process and improving the Phipps Orchid Collection.
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!
For more information, contact:
Nancy Kline Demetria Marsh
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.
We have two potting dates for July, both Tuesdays. Dates are the 10th and 17th. . Looking for 3 volunteers to work @ 9:30 until about 12:30 or so. It will be HOT so dress accordingly but NO open toed shoes.
There are name tags in a box in the beige cabinet in GH 1. Please take one and add your name. These can be taken home and used when you return. Also helpful in the cafe or the gift shop when you request your 20% discount.
We also have some of our orange ‘Volunteer Parking Permits’ in that same box in that cabinet. Take one if you need one. We begin typical Pfun work @ 9:30 and finish around 12:30. Lunch @ the Cafe is always an option.
Many thanks to those of you who stepped-up to help at May Market this year.
Please remember to let me know when you have worked and the number of hours. These figures are reported to Phipps’ volunteer coordinator and they help both OSWP and Phipps.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you.
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