Monday, August 26, 2013
Supported by a grant from the Mohamed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, Mrs. Tracy Commock (Director of the Natural History Museum of Jamaica - Institute of Jamaica) is conducting research on the systematics of the Jamaican endemic genus Dendrocousinia (Euphorbiaceae) between August 25 and September 15. Mrs. Tracy Commock is the Principal Investigator of this project. The research is being performed in the FIU-Fairchild Molecular Systematics and the Fairchild Anatomy and Morphology laboratories. These facilities are part of the Science Village of the Garden. During her stay with us Mrs. Tracy Commock is being hosted by the Director of the Herbarium of Fairchild Dr. Brett Jestrow in collaboration with FIU-FTBG researcher Dr. Javier Francisco-Ortega. Our gratitude to the Montgomery Botanical Center for providing Mrs. Tracy Commock lodging at its guest house. Images: top, Mrs. Tracy Commock and Mr. Michael Hass performing molecular research; bottom, cross section of leave of D. fasciculata obtained in the anatomy laboratory during this research visit.
(2/28/2018 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
(2/28/2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Using iPhoneography Techniques during the Golden Hour and Moonrise at Fairchild with Shirley Drevich
Don’t miss this chance to experience the Garden with its stunning late afternoon glowing landscapes leading into a full moonrise. Ms. Drevich will offer effective techniques to take stunning photos of the winter sunset then leading into the moonrise using your iPhone. Students will then spend time creatively processing their images with a few choice Apps in the classroom.
(3/4/2018 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM)
(3/4/2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Fairchild’s Birds in Watercolors with Hillary Parker
Identify, observe, sketch, and paint the many different types of beautiful local and migratory birds found at Fairchild. This wonderful class provides a great opportunity for artists of all levels to learn more about the lifestyles of birds while they develop and practice important drawing and watercolor techniques including washes and dry brush detail work. Students will create beautiful bird studies that also include feathers and nests of birds that call Fairchild home.
Marvelous Mushrooms in Watercolors with Hillary Parker
Take advantage of this great opportunity for artists with previous watercolor experience to explore the mysterious and delicious world of mushrooms! Students will create a palette with a wide range of neutral browns and grays to show form and texture as they create delicate studies of various mushrooms. Be ready to forage along the grounds in the shady areas of the Garden, following a tropical shower in search of Fairchild’s mushrooms.
Building a Subtropical Garden with Carlos Somoza
The key to building beautiful gardens in South Florida relies heavily on choosing the right building materials for your application and applying common sense construction techniques to your garden design. Miami landscape designer, Carlos Somoza, will present both natural and man-made building material alternatives including locally quarried and imported stone, precast pavers, and tropical hardwood decking.
(3/10/2018 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM)
(3/10/2018 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Members' Day at Fairchild
Join us for a celebration of all things Fairchild at our 2018 Members’ Day. The Annual Meeting highlights the accomplishments and activities of the past year in the Garden, plus the features and fun Fairchild members can look forward to in the coming year. Refreshments and tram tours are offered.
(3/17/2018 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM)
(3/17/2018 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
(3/17/2018 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Growing Orchids in South Florida with Dr. Sandy Schultz
Sandy, past president of South Florida Orchid Society and the Orchid Society of Coral Gables, will share her tips and techniques to successfully purchase, grow and enjoy orchids. Cultural requirements for common orchids will be addressed, with demonstrations of dividing and repotting orchids, how to choose potting materials and types of orchid pots and mounts.
(3/24/2018 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM)
(3/24/2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
(3/24/2018 10:30 AM - 3/25/2018 5:30 PM)
(3/25/2018 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM)
(4/1/2018 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM)
(4/1/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
(4/1/2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Orchid Blooms in Watercolors with Hillary Parker
Learn to make your orchid paintings come alive by delving into their mysterious world. Learn the stories behind the pollinators and discover their role in the unique fashion, form, and function of an orchid bloom.
Lotus and Water Lilies in Watercolors with Hillary Parker
Make a splash and delve into the underwater world of aquatic plants found in the ponds at Fairchild! Students will explore, observe, and sketch on location throughout the grounds of the Garden and then return to the studio to create beautiful botanical studies in graphite and watercolors of the lovely lotus and water lilies.
Flora and Fauna Life in Botanical Illustrations with Leo Hernandez
This new class is for both novices and experienced artists. Our experienced illustrator, Leo Hernandez, will guide students in the realistic representation of plants with an emphasis on combining them with other natural subjects such as wildlife.
Plant ID Workshop
Do you have a plant in your garden that you aren't familiar with? Or, perhaps are looking to find out its origins and how it came to South Florida? If so, bring your specimen to Fairchild’s Herbarium and let our scientists uncover its secrets! Bring a cutting from your plant to Fairchild’s Herbarium team on the first Friday of every month at 1:00 p.m. and participate in our Plant Identification Workshop.