Westerlay Orchids Celebrates its Final 1,000 Orchid Donation in the “100,000 Orchids Challenge”

September 17, 2020 Westerlay Orchids

On Wednesday, September 16th at The Gardens on Hope as they donated the final blooms in their “100,000 Orchids Challenge,” in partnership with Dream Foundation’s Flower Empower program that have already delivered more than 15,000 of the 100,000.

Westerlay Orchids Welcomes Ecommerce Specialist Grace Hanna to Help Coordinate Expanding Online Community Outreach Efforts During COVID-19

July 30, 2020 Westerlay Orchids

As their Box of Orchids program and community outreach initiatives rapidly expand, Carpinteria-based Westerlay Orchids responds by adding Ecommerce Specialist Grace Hanna to the team.

Millions of Orchids Are Being Thrown Out by Top World Exporter

As global tourism collapses, so does the orchid industry in top exporter Thailand, where the flowers are regarded as a symbol of hospitality.

Costa Rican Orchids: A Goldmine for Illegal Smugglers

Orchid poachers are called “Materos”, from the word matas, or plants, and they operate in Costa Rica much like drug dealers, with similar profits.