International Orchid Foundation
This is another opportunity to connect with others. It's also a chance to share and learn. The webmaster registered the club with this organization. By doing so, EALOC is now advertised within a 150 mile radius and registered members will be able to see events within that same radius.
Today we are announcing an
agreement with the International
Orchid Foundation (IOF) to
migrate OrchidMap and Orchid
Agenda to ORCHIDS.ORG, a new
free-usagewebsite dedicated to
promoting orchid growing.
ORCHIDS.ORG contains information on 527 orchid societies, 444 orchid vendors, 64 public gardens and 36 judging centers. We feel it is a better forum for publicizing this information as it allows members to add their own organizations and schedule their own events.
The ORCHIDS.Org database also includes over 150,000 orchid hybrids and more than 30,000 species. Members can add orchids to their collection, upload photos and share culture tips for each specific plant with other members.
We know the IOF is looking for
coordinators. When you become
the coordinator for a society or
vendor, not only can you change
the contact information but also add
event. All members logging in from a
location within 150 miles of the event
will see information about it on the
The International Orchid Foundation is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers who promote orchid growing via participation in the web site ORCHIDS.ORG and other initiatives. The organization coordinates closely with orchid societies vendors and botanical gardens, with the goal of getting more people to learn about and to grow orchids. The IOF is a 501 C3 public charity. Contributions to it are deductible under section 170 of the United States Internal Revenue Code.