Throughout its 85-year history the AOS, in keeping with its vision and mission, orchid education has been a core value. In this section of our website you will find a vast array of orchid culture information. Orchid Basics is for the beginner with only one or a few orchids is anxious to learn more. Orchid Resources is for those of us who are beginning to be or are already addicted. There you will find helpful culture articles and select reprints from ORCHIDS magazine. The section on Pest and Diseases provides information and images to help you identify orchid ailments and grow healthier plants. AOS Culture Sheets have been at the foundation of orchid education for decades and provide concise culture information and an easy-to-print format. Looks around these web pages, there is something for every level of hobbyist, from novice to seasoned veteran.
The Canadian Orchid Congress (COC) is an association of Canadian orchid societies dedicated to serve the Canadian orchid-growing public. It is federally registered as a non-profit society. The COC represents affiliated societies and their members on Canada wide issues and promotes the cultivation of orchids through exhibitions, publications, lectures and seminars; it supports the conservation of orchids and it makes awards in the form of medals or trophies for excellence in the development and culture of orchids.