Nov 162017

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Seating is limited so be sure to register as soon as possible. Call (305) 256-0483 to make your reservation!

The party begins at 7:00 P.M. on December 20th (our regular meeting night).

Hope to see you there!

Members are asked to make a donation of either a new toy or canned food item. We will collect these items at our Holiday Party and distribute them to the less fortunate in our community.

Nov 042017
Greg Hamra

Greg Hamra

Greg Hamra, founder of The Hamra Group, is a ‘climate solutionist’ whose mission is to enable society to mitigate the impacts of climate change.  To fulfill his mission, he focuses on education and advocacy.

Greg’s passion is education, primarily focusing on educating academia, business leaders, and policy-makers. He teaches climate literacy, corporate sustainability, and LEED green building on behalf of the US Green Building Council and at the University of Miami’s School of Architecture.  A frequent lecturer at universities, professional organizations and industry trade shows, Greg delves into a myriad of topics at the nexus of energy, environment and society.

Greg is very active in climate advocacy, on the local and national stage. As the leader of the Miami Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Greg is committed to bridging the partisan divide on climate while promoting a solution to the climate crisis that has the endorsement of leading economists, top scientists, and most respected thought-leaders in the energy and climate policy space.


Greg Hamra will give a basic discussion of Climate 101 to help us understand effects Climate Change & Sea Level Rise is having on the world population, with a specific emphasis on those of us who live & grow orchids in South Florida. The increasing temperature index & changes in weather patterns will affect decisions that growers will need to make in the near future

Holiday Party ad 1

Seating is limited so be sure to register as soon as possible. Call (305) 256-0483 to make your reservation!

The party begins at 7:00 P.M. on December 20th (our regular meeting night).

Hope to see you there!


Oct 052017

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Clerks to help AOS and SFOS judges on Friday, October 13.
If you’ve every wanted to see how orchids are judged at shows, here’s your chance!
We also NEED help at our Hospitality table. Just a 2-3 hour assist on Friday/Saturday or Sunday would greatly help the Society

Lecture schedule


  •  1 PM- Mac Rivenbark-Mac Orchids-Five top Orchids
  •  2 PM- Dan Christensen-Dan & Margie Orchids-Vandaceous Culture
  •  3 PM- Carlos Cahiz-OFE International-How to Care for your Orchids


  • 1 PM-Axel Cahiz-Amazonia Orchids- Cattleya Culture-Spanish/English
  • 2 PM- Carlos Cahiz-OFE Int’l-Introduction to Growing & supplies (Spanish/English)
  • 3 PM- Segundo Cuesta- Quest Orchids-Cutivando Orquideas en el Sur de la Florida (Spanish/English)


Sep 062017

Unfortunately, we are forced to cancel our September Members Meeting!

Pinecrest Gardens is closed until further notice because of the cleanup they have to do from Hurricane Irma.

Our Miami International Orchid Show is still on.

The Watsco Center is fully operational.

We look forward to seeing everybody this October 13th through the 15th.


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Aug 142017
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Axel Cahiz

Cattleya Cultivation in South Florida.

Axel Cahiz is the co-founder of Amazonia Orchids, a Homestead Orchid Nursery located at 17899 SW. 280th Street, Homestead, 33013, specializing in fragrant Cattleya orchids.

After studying at Clemson University, Axel dedicated his efforts to the hybridizing and propagation of cattleyas in his business.

In addition to cultivating his award winning cattleyas, Axel operates his own hybridizing laboratory where he does seed flasking and tissue culture.

Amazonia Orchids produces and cultivates most of its own orchid inventory in its 22,500 sq. ft. growing facilities.

Among the numerous national and international awards from major orchid shows, Axel won the Reserve Grand Champion Award at the 19th World Orchid Conference held in Miami in 2008.

Amazonia Orchids will be generously providing plants for our raffle table!
Remember, guests are always welcome at our meetings!

Jun 192017

SFOS Annual Awards Ceremony

This month we celebrate the achievements in orchid growing of our members
during the past year and install our new directors and board for the coming year.

Erna Maxwell, our judging chair, will also be giving a presentation on the proper way to groom our plants for presentation.

Those little things like properly staking and cleaning debris from your plants can make your prized orchid stand out from the crowd.

We can all learn a trick or two here.

OFE International Orchid Supplies will be providing plants for our raffles
Remember! Guests are always welcome at our meetings!