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Fairchild Hosts the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Joint Symposium

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Coral Gables, FL, February 14, 2007-Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FTBG) is honored to host the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) in a collaborative symposium on Tuesday, February 27, 2007. In recent years the two institutions have developed an increasingly collaborative research agenda that focuses on palm biology and conservation. "I am delighted to host the board and staff of NTBG here at Fairchild and I am confident that this meeting will promote further collaborative ...

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First Annual International Chocolate Festival to be Held at Fairchild

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Coral Gables, FL, February 16, 2007-Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is excited to announce its first annual International Chocolate Festival to be held on Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4, 2007. Join us for the celebration of that divine tropical plant, Theobroma cacao, the source of chocolate. For two days be immersed in the wonderful and diverse world of chocolate, from chocolate treats to tree sales, cooking demonstrations to chocolate sculpture competitions, kid's activities, a...

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Interesting Chocolate Facts

Monday, February 26, 2007

Coral Gables, FL, February 27, 2007-AsFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden gets ready for its first ever International Chocolate Festival this weekend, March 3 and 4, here are a few fun and interesting facts for the chocolate lovers in all of us. · Archeologists believe that the Mayan Indians of Central America cultivated cacao trees as early as the seventh century · In 1502 Christopher Columbus was the first European to come in contact with cacao · Twenty years after Columbus'...

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