Why we have "virtual" open houses.

Years ago Machaelle Wright, the founder of Perelandra Nature Research Center, cancelled our annual on-site open houses "until further notice" because of a global health concern. When the information about global warming and "carbon footprints" exploded into the public consciousness, a few of us did the carbon footprint math for one of our on-site open houses. We averaged the number of people who attend and the distance traveled (by car and plane, domestic and international). Well, the carbon footprint at that time for just ONE on-site open house at Perelandra was this: If you drive a Hummer that gets 12 mpg around the planet's equator FIVE times, you'd get the equivalent release of carbon into the atmosphere as one of our in-person open houses.

The Gardening Series

In order to turn this warming problem around for our planet, we each have to make a difference. So, Machaelle cancelled our on-site open houses and officially started a new tradition. We now offer Virtual Open Houses and "open" Perelandra up in a different way.

Virtual Open Houses are a big deal for us. We interrupt our usual routine and gather at the office on a Saturday to spend time with you, our customers. We open our Order Lines and Question Hot Line for extra hours. We get to offer surprise gifts and answer your in-depth questions about the Perelandra processes and products. The highlight of the day for everyone is Machaelle's Online Question Forum. Plus you can take advantage of great specials all weekend!

Online Question Forum
During the Virtual Open House, Machaelle will answer your questions in her popular online forum from 1 PM to 4 PM. This is everyone's favorite part of the day. There are always new and different questions about using the programs and products and Machaelle's insightful answers provide new ways of understanding and using what she offers through Perelandra. She's pretty entertaining too! It's an eye-opening, fun and funny experience for all.

Garden Gallery Features
Machaelle's Garden Assistants have put together countless feature galleries, slideshows and videos over the years that will bring you closer what it's like in the Perelandra garden, such as the Perelandra Garden Revisited or the Pond Fish Dinner Dance.

About the Garden Gallery: We post new garden photos every week. It's our way of sharing the experience of being in the Perelandra garden as it goes through its cycles and seasons. Visit the Perelandra garden through our growing Photo Gallery today and get inspired to work with nature in your own co-creative garden.