Food and Garden Festival Lectures

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

LEARN UNIQUE GARDENING TIPS FROM LOCAL EXPERTS AT

FAIRCHILD’S FOOD & GARDEN FESTIVAL

 

 

Coral Gables, FL, April 5, 2013 – If you’ve ever wanted to grow your own fruits and veggies, the Food & Garden Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is the place to learn how. On Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., attend lectures hosted by Fairchild staff and local experts to learn how to start your own edible garden or improve the one you already have. After these lectures, you’ll be able to cultivate tropical fruits, grow edible palms and compost with worms in your own backyard.

 

Outdoor Gardening Demonstrations

Saturday, April 20

10:00 a.m.       The Fairchild Edible Garden

                          Todd Walton, FTBG

 

11:00 a.m.       Mulching in the Garden

                          Bob Brennan, FTBG

 

12:00 p.m.       Making Magic with Tropical Fruit

                          Leila Werner, FTBG

 

1:00 p.m.         Organic Methods for Vegetable Gardening in Florida

                          Melissa Contreras, Author of “Organic Methods for Vegetable Gardening in Florida”

 

2:00 p.m.         Growing Beautiful Edible Landscapes in South Florida

                          Dylan Terry, Ready-to-Grow Gardens

 

Sunday, April 21

10:00 a.m.       The Fairchild Edible Garden

                          Todd Walton, FTBG

 

11:00 a.m.       Fairchild Edible Landscapes

                          Jason Lopez, FTBG

 

12:00 p.m.       Making Magic with Tropical Fruit

                          Leila Werner, FTBG

 

1:00 p.m.         Edible Palms

                          Sara Edelman, FTBG

 

2:00 p.m.         The Secret to Beautiful Gardens Is the Soil

                          Lanette Sobel, Fertile Earth Foundation

 

 

Science Village Classroom Lectures

Saturday, April 20

2:00 p.m.         The Legacy of Dr. David Fairchild – Wild Mangos

                          Noris Ledesma, FTBG

 

Sunday, April 21

2:00 p.m.         The Fruit Legacy of Dr. David Fairchild

                          Dr. Richard Campbell, FTBG

 

3:00 p.m.         Save American Family Farms from Extinction

                          Teena Borek, Teenaspride CSA

 

 

Walking Lectures (Start at Edible Garden)

Saturday, April 20

12:30 p.m.       Bee Smart, Bee Cool with Bees, Noris Ledesma, FTBG

                          Learn all about honeybees, their importance in our ecosystem and how to have a safe bee hive at home.

                                            

2:30 p.m.         Gardening in South Florida, Todd Walton, FTBG

 

Sunday, April 21

12:30 p.m.       Worm Composting, Todd Walton, FTBG

                                            

75th Anniversary Walking Tours

Saturday, April 20

11:30 a.m.       David Fairchild’s Legacy: The Tropical Fruit Program

                          Dr. Richard Campbell, FTBG

 

Sunday, April 21

11:30 a.m.       David Fairchild’s Legacy: The Tropical Fruit Program

                          Dr. Richard Campbell, FTBG

 

About Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. It is one of the premier conservation and education-based gardens in the world and a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation. Fairchild has field programs in over 20 countries throughout the tropical world including the Indonesia, South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Southeast Asia. Fairchild’s palm and cycad collections are considered the greatest collections in the world and are nationally recognized by the American Public Gardens Association. Fairchild has the largest education program in a metropolitan area reaching more than 100,000 schoolchildren in 2011. Fairchild hosts popular events like the Chocolate, Mango, Orchid, Food and Garden, Ramble and Edible Garden Festivals, as well as an annual art exhibition, concerts, plant shows and sales, evening events and more. Fairchild is a not-for-profit organization with 45,000 members and is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156. Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for children 6-17 and free to children 5 and under and Fairchild members. For more information, please visit http://www.fairchildgarden.org/ and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.