October 3rd Meeting
No need to RSVP any longer
Ben Oliveros of Orchid Eros (Hawaii)
Presenting your plants for judging
Ben Oliveros is the owner/operator of Orchid Eros on the Big Island of Hawaii. He specializes is Cattleya alliance species and hybrids, producing all in-house seedlings from an extensive collection of the finest stock.
Ben has been growing orchids commercially for 30 years, beginning in Atlanta. For nearly 20 years he has been growing in Hawaii. The perfect climate that the mountain slopes of Hawaii provide for Cattleya culture prompted him to move with his wife and orchids to Mountain View. With intermediate temperatures of 60-80 degrees, and eternal spring-like climate, Catts thrive. He now has nearly 10,000 plants in his private collection and over 100,000 commercial seedlings.
Research and development is the mainstay of Orchid Eros. Selecting the best from international sources and his own breeding lines, Ben has garnered nearly 250 AOS awards. He is also an AOS judge and the chairman for the Hawaii region.
Plant entry for AOS judging
In-person meeting setup ...
Announcements followed by
Speaker: Ben Oliveros of Orchid Eros (Hawaii)
Topic: Presenting your plants for judging
Show & Tell (in person and by Zoom):
Everyone is encouraged as always to share orchids they have in bloom with the group.
Send your photos (by 8pm Monday) to Heidi and Kay using: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit your graphic design for the 2024 Pacific Orchid Expo Theme ("Timeless Orchids") by noon on
Sunday October 8 to: email@example.com
LOCATION AND TIME
Meeting location is the Rec Room at the
San Francisco County Fair Building
1199 Ninth Avenue, SF, CA 94122
(at the corner of Lincoln and 9th Ave, next to the SF Botanical Gardens)
There is plenty of free parking on the street, inside the park, and and from the back parking lot, accessible from Lincoln Ave across from 10th Ave.
Enter the building from the front lobby or back parking lot.
Zoom Link - Click HERE
Join Zoom Meeting
or use this Zoom log in info:
Zoom Meeting ID: 209 363 4933
Zoom password is SFOS2023