Monthly Archives: August 2020

General Meeting: Sunday August 16, 2020

As a consequence of COVID-19, the Executive of the OSRBG has decided to hold meetings via the ZOOM platform for the foreseeable future. Our first venture will be on August 16, 2020. Members who have registered an email address with the Society will shortly receive an invitation to join this meeting online. It will be hosted by our speaker, Eric Sauer, from River Valley Orchids. Eric will give us some tips about buying orchids so that we can all become more savvy purchasers. The meeting will take place at the usual time, i.e. Sunday afternoon at 2 pm. Watch your email for details on how to download Zoom (if you have not already done so) and how to sign on to the meeting.

For those who don’t know Eric, here is a brief bio:

Eric has been growing orchids for 30 years and specializes in South American
Species.  He has spoken internationally and across the United States.  Eric
recently had a culture chapters published by Guido Braem in his book on
Paphiopedilums and his book on Phragmipediums.  He also has several of his
Maxillaria photos published in Eric Christenson’s book on Maxillaria.   Eric
has received over 85 awards from the American Orchid Society and has three
orchids named after him including two species from Ecuador.  He regularly
works with other Maxillaria aficionados around the world to better
understand the genus. Eric’s real job is as a registered landscape architect
and is the planning manager for Five Rivers MetroParks in Dayton, Ohio.