Monday, September 15, 2008
Meyers Conservatory's mission is to provide laboratory-grown orchid species at the lowest possible price in an effort to aid in orchid species conservation. We need your help now to keep doing this.
Since we started in 1999, we've never operated as a for-profit business, instead charging just enough to cover the costs of the flasks we produce and to pay our employees. In April of 2008 we increased the base price of our flasks in an effort to give our employees a livable wage. This actually worked for a while, but a number of circumstances have contributed to our financial decline. In September 2008 it was bad enough that we had to take out an over-$7,000 loan to keep operating.
Posted by Steve Peralta at 7:59 PM