Fairchild Events


Ramble has a very special plant sale

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The 2008 Ramble will be the 35th Ramble I've worked at and enjoyed since I began working at FTBG in 1973. In my first years here, when the Ramble was more of a rummage sale, with old clothes, furniture, and other "recycled" merchandise, only Fairchild-grown plants were sold. Beginning in 1980, with the new, gardening-focused Ramble, various plant societies began participating in the plant sale. Now the plant sale area in the palmetum is filled with plants grown and brought in by 14 plant...

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We are getting ready to Ramble!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Tomorrow is the first day of Fairchild's very special Ramble. We are getting ready. Our plants are up from the nursery and plant societies are filling their spaces with beautiful, interesting plants that need a good home! The Ramble is full of festivities: good food, music, art, special tours, gardening furniture, fun activities for children, antiques, old books, and plants, plants, plants. Check out the photo of the bougainvillea area. If you look carefully, you can see a pirate's flag ...

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

THE FAIRCHILD CHALLENGE ENDORSED BY NATIONAL FORUM ON CHILDREN AND NATURE Coral Gables, FL, November 14, 2008-On November 12, 2008, The Fairchild Challenge received endorsement from the National Forum on Children and Nature as one of 30 projects nationwide that demonstrate new and creative ways to reconnect kids with nature. The Fairchild Challenge is a free, annual, environmental program that targets teenagers and offers separate but related Challenge options or competitions for middle and ...

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