MiamiGreen.info is a Green Events Calendar featuring South Florida architecture, environmental design, garden lectures, and eco events. This events calendar is provided as a community service for South Florida environmental activists, garden enthusiasts and green industry professionals. Each of the organizations featured in our calendar is a priceless resource of information for sustainable living practices - consider joining a South Florida botanic garden, garden club or plant society today!
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AUGUST 2013 GREEN EVENTS
August 3 | Plants that Attract Wildlife
Location: Kendall Branch 9101 SW 97 Ave.
University of Florida IFAS Master Gardener Glenn Huberman will teach audience members which South Florida plants to grow in their gardens in order to attract wildlife garden. Learn which plants to incorporate in your garden designs so that you can enjoy birds, butterflies and other desirable wildlife in your residential landscape.
August 6 | Orchid Society of Coral Gables
location: Fairchild Tropical Garden | 10901 Old Cutler Road | Miami, FL
room: Corbin Building, classroom "A"
date: first Tuesday of every month
time: 7:30 pm
August 6 | Orchids 911, Diseases and Insects
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Shenandoah Library Branch – 2111 SW 19 St. | Miami, Florida
University of Florida IFAS Master Gardener Angela Kim will teach you how to manage typical orchid pests in a Florida friendly way.
August 7 | Free Wednedays @ Fairchild Garden
location: Fairchild Tropical Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road,Miami, FL 33156
time: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
web: Fairchild Tropical Garden Event Website
Enjoy the wonder of Fairchild the first Wednesday of every month from June to November, for free.
A day at Fairchild is a day in paradise. Where else can you visit a tropical rainforest, view world class art, dine at an award winning café and do it all surrounded by the unparalleled beauty of nature? Only at Fairchild.
Spend a day exploring 83 acres of tropical palms, cycads, flowering trees and breathtaking vistas. Don't miss free tram tours (limited seating) on these special days.
August 8| South Dade Garden Club Meeting
location: Fruit and Spice Park | 24801 SW 187 Ave | Homestead, Florida 33031
date: Second Thursday of each month
August 18 | Bike Tour: Coral Rocks - Bike and Swim!
location: Coral Gables Museum
address: 285 Aragon Avenue | Coral Gables, FL 33134
time: 11:00 AM
Learn how the City Beautiful, Coral Gables, got its name. Tour the earliest homes of Coral Gables via bicycle, and learn, how the City's iconic homes and landscapes were built out of local quarried oolitic limestone, commonly called 'coral rock'. Each craft style, historic building and garden tells a unique story. The Coral Gables Museum invites you to bring your swim suit and your bike lock because this tour ends at Venetian Pool, a former coral rock quarry! Pool admission paid separately.
Gables Bike Tours are presented by Coral Gables Museum and Bike Walk Coral Gables. Gables Bike Tours are powered by Voss Water. Bike rentals and helmets (required for children under 16) are available at No Boundaries (305.444.3206), conveniently located across the street from the Museum.
Cost: $10; $5 for Museum members and children under 12. Space is limited. Please RSVP to 305.603.8067
August 20 | South Florida Bromeliad Society Lecture
speaker: Don Beadle
location: Fairchild Tropical Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami, FL 33156
time: 7:30 PM
Bromeliad collector, Don Beadle, will speak on the his history and relationship with the billbergia bromeliad genus that ranges over a span of 40 years. The presentation covers Don's first encounter with the billbergia bromeliad thru his addiction of learning to hybridize this beautiful species.
August 24 | Butterfly Garden Design 101
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Kendale Lakes Branch – 15205 SW 88 St. | Miami, Florida
University of Florida IFAS Master Gardeners Jennifer Dewsnap-Shipley and Lorna Bravo will present a collection of South Florida plants home owners can grow in their backyards in order to attract and protect butterflies. Class members will learn how to design a butterfly habitat in their gardens.
August 28 | Redland Tropical Fruit & Vegetable Society
topic: New topic and speaker each month
location: Fruit and Spice Park | 24801 SW 187 Avenue | Homestead, FL 33031
date: Last Wednesday of each month
time: 7:30 pm