speaker: Craig Morell, CPA
topic: Tips and Tricks of the Trade: Growing Better Bromeliads
location: Fairchild Tropical Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami, FL 33156
time: 7:30 PM
About the speaker: Mr. Morell is the Horticulturist at Pinecrest Gardens. He's been renovating the Gardens since 2004, a year after the Village of Pinecrest bought the property from Parrot Jungle. A lifelong plant scrounger with a yen for epiphytes, he has a B.S. degree in Horticulture from UF-Gainesville. He previously worked as horticulturist at the Boca Raton Resort, and as manager at an orchid company in West Palm Beach proir to that. Craig is a career horticulturist, travels widely, and spends his free time orchid-gardening at home, scuba divinng, photographing nature and visiting even more gardens. He sometimes escapes from the Gardens and is occasionally seen in public masquerading as a normal person.
February 18 | East Everglades Orchid Society
location: UF Miami-Dade County Extension 18710 SW 288th ST
date: Fourth Tuesday of each month
time: • Mini-class - 7:15 p.m. • General meeting & program - 8:00 p.m.
February 20 | Landscape Architect - Walter Hood
location: Miami Center for Architecture and Design (MCAD), 100 N.E First Avenue
parking: Miami Parking Authority garage on NE 2nd Street & NE 2nd Avenue.
time: 6 p.m.
Walter Hood Re-Imagines Opa-locka’s Ali Baba Avenue, a lecture by Walter J. Hood, Master M.L.A. and M.Arch. Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design, UC, Berkeley.
Walter Hood is a Professor at the University of California, Berkeley's Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design Department, and chaired from 1998 to 2002. He established his Oakland,
California-based studio in 1992. His firm, Hood Design Studio, has been engaged in landscape architecture commissions, urban design, art installations, and research for almost twenty years. Earlier projects located in Oakland such as the Lafayette Square and Splash Pad Parks are regarded as transformative designs for the field of landscape architecture and urban design.