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The Ramapo Orchid Society, Inc. is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to the love of growing orchids . We meet every month ( except July & August) at the
Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, Englewood, New Jersey.
At our meetings we feature guest speakers, hands-on workshops, and an opportunity to trade growing secrets with some very experienced members. We always have a show table, and affordably priced orchids from local vendors. Special events include our yearly show, a great auction, and a fun Xmas party. The society is open to anyone who shares our love of orchids, so why don't you come and join a terrific bunch of people.
We are an affiliated member of the American Orchid Society (AOS) and Northeast Judging Center.
 
 
 
  Club News
  At our next meeting:
 

Topic:
Native Orchid Conservation and Research at Longwood Gardens

Spearker:
Peter Zale, Ph.D
Breeder and Curator of Plants at Longwood Gardens

Peter is the Curator of Plants and plant breeder at Longwood Gardens, PA. He also is a horticulturist and botanical explorer.

Since 1922, orchids have been one of Longwood’s premier plant collections—and remain a cornerstone of the Gardens today.

Pennsylvania alone is home to nearly 60 species of native orchids. Some are among the showiest and most charismatic members of our native flora, but most are rare and threatened in the wild.

Climate change, invasive species, habitat loss, and a booming white-tailed deer population have decimated many orchid populations in Southeastern Pennsylvania and across the region. To combat these issues, and to provide critical information about the propagation and growth of native orchids in cultivation, our Research Team at Longwood Gardens is developing a conservation program.

We are seeking to answer fundamental research questions, build a collection of plants to supplement our already world-renowned orchid collection, and engage in restoration efforts by providing seedlings back to the natural lands where the original seed was collected

Please follow the link to the rest of the article with some beautiful photographs here

 

 
 
 
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It's Keiki

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American Orchid Society
 

 

 


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