Unfortunately, nothing new @ Phipps or anywhere else. May Market is cancelled and the ‘used bulb and used orchid’ sales are cancelled.
Keep an eye out on Orchiholics on FB as Deb Knorr, volunteer coordinator, occasionally sends me information about programs for volunteers. The most frequent one is “Lunch & Learn” which is Thursday @ noon. They only schedule a few weeks in advance and I post them when I see them. A timely offering of a few weeks ago was seed starting. These are done over Zoom and you have the opportunity to ask questions. Keep an eye out or if you are not on FaceBook, let me know you are interested and I can forward Deb’s emails to you.
I am sure you are all as anxious as I am to get back to the greenhouse.
If you have any questions, email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-367-1556.
Thanks for your 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.