When: Saturday, October 22, 2011 - Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
The Edible Garden Festival will feature delicious food, cooking demonstrations, a scarecrow competition, plant sales and gardening demonstrations and lectures on how to create your own edible garden.
Enter into this year’s competition by creating an original botanical themed scarecrow!
All scarecrows will be showcased at our Edible Garden Festival through our Howl-o-ween event October 30. Guests will be able to cast votes to help us decide who will win the 2011 competition. Download a rules and application packet.
10:00 a.m. Carolyn's Simple Tips for Growing Herbs, Carolyn Coppolo,
Redland Herb Farm
11:00 a.m. Basic Cheesemaking Techniques, Hani Khouri,
12:00 p.m. The Tools You Need to Grow Vegetables, Muriel Olivares,
Little River Market Garden
1:00 p.m. Building Rich Soil, Ben Thacker, Troy Gardens
2:00 p.m. Local, Organic Eggs: Their Importance in Your Diet,
Alice Pena, PNS Farms
3:00 p.m. Setting Up an Organic Raised Bed, Andres Mejides
10:00 a.m. Dehydrating Fruits and Vegetables, Leila Werner, FTBG
11:00 a.m. Planting and Caring for your Tomato Plants, Margie Pikarsky,
Bee Heaven Farm
12:00 p.m. Designing Your Edible Garden, Dylan Terry, Ready-to-Grow Gardens
1:00 p.m. The History of Beer, Larry Goeser, Good Beer Larry
2:00 p.m. A Garden at Every School, Mary Keppler, FTBG
3:00 p.m. Edible Landscaping, Melissa Contreras, Urban Oasis Project
11:30 a.m Lemon Zucchini and Traditional Green Papaya Salad,
Chef Johnson Teh, Lan Pan Asian and Yuga in the Gables
12:30 p.m. Local Wahoo Crudo, Chef Albert Cabrera, The Local Craft
1:30 p.m. Tempeh Curry with Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans
and Pumpkin Pecan Cookies, Whole Foods Market
Health Starts Here Specialists, Jessica and Amanda
11:30 a.m. Herb Marinated Mahi-Mahi with Celeriac and Tomato
and Corn Relish, Chef Chris Bulgarin, Delicious Catering Services
12:30 p.m. Guava and Onion Crostini, Chef Alicia Toledo
1:30 p.m. Asian Shrimp and Vegetable Salad, Chef Brian Collaro,
Whole Foods Market
10:30 a.m. The Home Worm Production, Noris Ledesma, FTBG
2:30 p.m. Gardening with Your Children, Samantha and Jeff Wasielewski,
10:30 a.m. Home Beekeeping, Richard Campbell, FTBG
2:30 p.m. The Medicine Cabinet in Your Garden, Alison Walker, FTBG
Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
Gardening at Fairchild: A Tour of our Edible Garden
Please note: you must be 21 years of age or older to participate in The Beer Garden.
The chill of fall in South Florida has arrived! Celebrate the season with the rich and hearty autumn beers and ciders in our Beer Garden.
Whole Foods Market – sampling Holy Mackerel Special Golden Ale and
Holy Mackerel Panic Attack
Gold Coast Beverage - sampling Florida Beer Company’s Conchtoberfest, Florida Beer Company’s Florida Lager, Jeremiah Weed Roadhouse Tea, Jeremiah Weed Lightning Lemonade and Guinness Black Lager
The Boston Beer Company – sampling Samuel Adams Boston Lager,
Octoberfest, Sam Light, Cherry Wheat and Latitude 48
Latis Imports – sampling PALM Belgian Amber Ale
Magners – sampling Magners Original Cider and Magners Pear Cider
12:00 p.m. Bee Smart, Bee Cool with Bees, Noris Ledemsa, FTBG
Learn all about honeybees, their importance in our ecosystem and how you can have a safe bee hive at home.
1:00 p.m. Cooking with Plant Parts, Chef Kathleen Duran and Bonita
What parts of a plant are edible? Just the flowers? Or can you eat the stems and the roots, too? Find out how to create a salad using all the parts of a plant!
2:00 p.m. Building an Organic Edible Garden with your Family, Slow Food Miami
See how it easy it is create your own edible garden in your backyard - the whole family will enjoy!
10:30 -11:15 a.m. Yoga (Adults)
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Little Yogis (Kids)
Admission: Free for Fairchild Members and children 5 and under.
Non-members: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up and $12 for children 6-17.
Eco-discount: If you walk, ride your bike or take public transportation to Fairchild, receive $5 off admission for adults and $2 off admission for children. Members, remember to bring your Rewards Card to earn your gift passes!
Military Discount: We are pleased to offer active military personnel free admission. In addition, admission for spouses is $20 and children $10. Please present Military IDs.