speaker: Georgia Tasker
topic: The Botanical Riches of Ecuador
time: 7:30pm @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
address: 10901 Old Cutler Road. Coral Gables, Florida
Georgia Tasker is a writer on staff at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens. She writes for The Tropical Garden magazine, has a blog on gardening on Fairchild’s website, and has written 3 handbooks in her on-going series, Gardening with Fairchild. Tasker is a passionate traveler, having been to the Arctic and the Antarctic, Madagascar, Africa, Borneo, Papua New Guinea, Myanmar, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Australia, China, Japan, all of Europe, Central America and much of South America. In this talk she will follow a small group of plant geeks as they explore Ecuador on their summer vacation.
Prior to joining the Garden staff in 2009, Georgia was garden writer with The Miami Herald and author of 3 garden and landscape design books for South Florida. She is a graduate of Hanover College in Indiana and received the first certificate in tropical botany from FIU in 1984. She has been awarded the Barbour Medal from Fairchild and the first lifetime achievement award from Tropical Audubon Society.
February 1 | Natural Beekeeping for BEEEginners
speaker: Debra Roberts
location: Kampong National Tropical Botanical Garden
address: 4013 S Douglas Rd, Miami, FL 33133
for more information:
Join bee advocate Debra Roberts of Asheville, North Carolina, and explore honeybee basics, hive equipment and tools, good stewardship practices, how to go through a hive (without bees), and treatment-free (“natural”) beekeeping. Session tailored for BEEginners with no experience (those who think they might like to have bees in the future or just want to learn more about them). Full- day session $85 per person.
One day option: Full day, Saturday Feb 1 only, at the Kampong in Coconut Grove. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with hour lunch break. Bring a lunch, we provide the picnic spot! Basic drinks and snacks will be available to purchase. $85 per person.
Weekend intensive option: Both full day Saturday Feb 1 at Kampong in Coconut Grove, 9-5; and half day on Sunday morning, Feb 2, 8:30 am-12 noon at Verde Farm in Homestead (includes hands-on with bees and hive). $125 per person.
Debra Roberts is a Master Beekeeper, Natural Beekeeping educator, speaker, mentor and writer. She consults and collaborates with other artists on honeybee-related projects and mentors new beekeepers in their yards, by email, Skype and phone.