Related Events Around Berks County
Affiliated with the American Orchid Society, the Berks County Orchid & Plant Society was created to disseminate information concerning the culture, development, knowledge and appreciation of orchids in any manner to anyone. We feature guest speakers, slide presentations and exhibition of members' orchids at meetings.
We meet the first or second Sunday of every month at 2pm at the Ag Center. Novice and advanced growers are all welcome to attend. Membership is $20/year.
Members receive a monthly newsletter full of advice and tips on growing orchids, notice of field trips, access to a comprehensive library (free use of books for one month), availability to exhibit your plants at our monthly show table meetings as well as any society exhibits in other orchid shows and access to sales of members excess plants at reasonable prices. Please join us!
Contact Pat Golembiewski for more information.
Thursday, October 8, 2013 – A day of learning at Stokesay Restaurant from 10am -3pm. Chef Willie from Stokesay will demonstrate some special dishes, which will be included as part of the luncheon. Chef Andrea heinly from the Peanut Bar will also demonstrate. There will be tastings and a chance to shop. The cost for the luncheon is $55. Contact Barb Jefferis at 610-375-8061 for more information.
Thursday, October 17, 2013 – Meeting at the Berks County Heritage Center at 7:00pm. The program will be "The First and the Newest" presented by Joyce Brobst. This talk will focus on the early herbalists and their uses for the herb of the year, Elderberry (Sambucus). Free and open to the public – refreshments will be served.
Thursday, November 21, 2013 – Meeting at the Berks County Heritage Center at 9:30am. "Imprinted Herbs" will be presented by Yvonne Snyder, Marcia Fehl, and Courtney Stevens.
Workshops and talks all season long – April through October. All talks focus on sustainable gardening practices and related topics - there's something for everyone!
Please note: RSVP's are appreciated for all events – email or call, 610-856-0998. All events will take place rain or shine, and there is a suggested donation of $3 per adult per event, unless otherwise specified.
For a full list of events, visit their website: http://www.sugarbushnursery.com.
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Free Family Programs at the PHS Pop Up Garden
The third-annual Pop Up Garden brings to light the relationship between horticulture and the arts and also features a mobile restaurant offering endless good eats.
Location: 313 S. Broad Street (between Spruce & Pine streets).
Time: Monday - Friday, 11 am - 5 pm.
All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change and weather permiting. For a complete schedule, visit phsonline.org/greening/pop-up-gardens.