speaker: Craig Morell
location: Fairchild Tropical Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami, FL 33156
time: 7:30 PM
Chief Horticulturist at Pinecrest Gardens, Craig Morell has 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, Craig has a B.S. degree in Horticulture from the University of Florida. He previously worked as horticulturist at the Boca Raton Resort, and as manager at an orchid company in West Palm Beach prior to that. Craig is a career horticulturist, travels widely, and spends his free time orchid-gardening at home, scuba diving, photographing nature and visiting even more gardens. Craig also coordinates the monthly horticulture and landscape design lecture series at Pinecrest Gardens. Visit http://www.pinecrest-fl.gov/index.aspx?page=429 for more information.
July 18 | Free Screening of “Carbon Nation"
location: Tropical Audubon Society
address: 5530 Sunset Dr, Miami, FL 33143
time: 7:30-9 p.m.
Chill out with Tropical Audubon Society on July 18th, feed your mind and learn about refreshing solutions to Climate Change!
TAS is hosting a special screening of the critically acclaimed documentary "Carbon Nation," which
explores solutions to climate change, and illustrates why it's incredibly smart to be a part of the new,
low-carbon economy. Lowering carbon output is simply good business: it emboldens national and energy security; and it improves health and the environment.
A donation BirdBar will provide liquid refreshment and popcorn will be on the house (in this case, the Doc Thomas House). See you on the 18th!
Check out the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLs73KJI36w&feature=youtu.be
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July 20 | Rain Barrel Workshop
location: Town of Surfside Community Center
address: 9301 Collins Ave. | Surfside, FL 33154
time: 10:00A.M - Noon
Florida receives an average of 56 inches of rainfall per year. An inch of rainfall over a 1000 sq.ft. area yields in excess of 600 gallons of water. A rain barrel is an inexpensive means of capturing and storing some of this water for later use in your residential gardens and landscapes. By installing a rain barrel in your garden, you will not only help reduce pollution from stormwater runoff, but also have a supply of free non-chlorinated Ph neutral water for watering your vegetable garden, prize orchids, potted plants and much more!
Learn about water conservation issues and how to construct and install your very own rain barrel.