The EPIG is a community that is basically German language oriented, that was started in 1988 and focuses on epiphytic cacti. It is though international oriented and has for example also English and Dutch speaking members. Members include lovers of epiphytic cacti, scientists and botanic gardens.
The community offers the very high quality Magazine 'EPIG', just about epiphytic cacti. It occurs twice a year in general, consist of 40 pages with high quality pictures and addresses new species, cultivation and reports about journeys. German is the main language, but each article contains a very good English abstract and clear pictures.
Once a year there is a major event, you want to visit! It is usually held in Germany for 3 days and include often a visit to members and, botanic gardens and offers a very special plant auction. Besides that lots of time to exchange information and plants. All this in a very relaxed and pleasant atmosphere.