Cactus and Succulent Show 2009

Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines in cooperation with Quezon City government, Quezon City Memorial Circle will be having their annual garden and pre-Christmas bazaar show from November 20 to 30, 2009 at the Quezon Memorial Circle (near Max’s restaurant) The theme “ Gardening for Better Environment ” signifies the great importance of gardening, as a tool for better environment, combating climate change and recycling must be fully realized by every household throughout the country.

The 10-day event will have over 70 commercial exhibit booths from different parts of the country.  Products will range from plants, orchids, cactus, succulents, regional handicraft, Christmas giveaways, toys, souvenir items, t-shirts, garden supplies, tools, fertilizers, seeds suppliers among others.

This celebration will be part of the 70th anniversary activities of Quezon City. Other partner institution includes Department of Agriculture and PAGCOR.

Cactus and Succulent show opening last November 20,2009

Highlights of the event include:

1.)    Philippine Orchid Society – the country’s premier orchid and plant society will be having a landscape exhibit to be executed by Mr. Carlos Valeriano C. Lazaro

2.)    Philippine Horticultural Society will be having an ornamental exhibit booth.

3.)    Exhibit of rare and unique cactus and succulents’ collection by the members of the Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines.

4.)    Natural Stone Lovers will showcase various rare and unusual forms of natural stones and crystals.

5.)    King Louis Ornamental Farm will have a landscape exhibit showcasing various annuals, perennials and ornamental plants.

6.)    Kapisanan ng mga Pinoy sa Sining ng Bonsai will display unique bonsai masterpieces from re-known bonsai artists from different parts of the country.

7.)    Open National Competition for “ Best Ornamental Landscape Exhibit”, “Best Cactus in Show”, “ Best Succulent in Show ”, “ and “Best in Show ”etc..

8.)    Rare endemic and indigenous Philippine hoya species will be exhibited during the show.

9.)    Free Daily Lecture on different plant related topics like growing cactus, succulents, orchids, ornamental plants, dish garden, agriculture, recycling etc…

10.) Field trip of various schools, universities across the country.

Media partners includes:

Manila Bulletin – the country’s largest newspaper conglomerate company with over 109 years in delivering news and agricultural events will cover the pre-event and post event of the show.

Philippine Star – The country’s most dynamic and innovative daily newspaper.

Partial List of Lecturers:

Mr. Peter Bangayan- Basics of Cactus

Ms. Ana Ruth Purificacion- Conde- Caudiciform and other unusual succulents

Ms. Tess Baldonado – Care and Propagation of Hoyas

Mr. Egay Littaua – Floral Arrangements for Various Occasions

Mr. Carlos Valeriano C. Lazaro – Orchid Pangkabuhayan (Starting an Orchid Business)

Ms. Tita Abaquin – Zero Waste Management and Recycling

Mr. David Valilla – Urban Agriculture and container gardening

Ms. Edna Palad – Water Hycacith – from nuisance to usage

Online forums, BLOGS, Yahoo groups, Community networking sites, Websites will provide pre-event coverage and post event coverage

1.) Asia finest .com – An Asian American site based in New York, USA with over 1,000,000 active posts and over 100,000 users. This forum and website covers anything about Asia from garden related events to current news.

2.) Green Culture Singapore.com – The largest website and forum site in Singapore dedicated to plants and plant-related event around the region will post the pre-event and post event of the show. The forum had a separate site about cactus and succulent.

3.) Skyscrappercity – Philippines – This one of the multi-awarded Philippine forum and website which will feature the pre-event and post event of the show.

4.) Filipino forum. com – This is one of the leading Filipino- American forum sites based in the United Sates which will feature the pre-event and post event highlights of the show.

5.) Pinoy horti – This Philippines based blog site featured the major gardening and plant shows of the country.

6.) Tsinoy .com – The website and forum will help post the pre-event and post event of the show.

7.) Agreekultura @ yahoogroups.com – This 2,000 member strong online community will post the event.

8.) Gardenmessenger @yahoo groups. com- This online community group will post gardening and plant related events from all over the world.

For more information, and those who are interested to be a sponsor, exhibitor of the event.

Ms. Adoracion S. Bernabe – (President)

425-95-76 / (0917-8141408)

Ms.Becky Buenaventura (Corporate Secretary)  – 842-5035 /

(0917-815-4779)

Please visit the on-line yahoo community: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cactus_philippines/

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