location: Fairchild Tropical Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami, FL 33156
time: 7:30 PM
lecture: Grow for Show. Expert tips on how to prepare your bromeliad for competition at the 2014 Bromeliad Society of South Florida Show & Sale.
November 23 | Seminar: Going Bananas!
location: 2000 Convention Center Drive | Miami Beach, FL 33139
Are you bananas for bananas? Have you ever thought about starting your own crop in your garden, or experimenting with a plant or two on your balcony? Join the Miami Beach Botanic Garden in their monthly landscape learning series for a seminar on growing bananas with Ian Maguire. Ian Maguire is a Homestead, Florida native and has a bachelor's degree in Fine Art from Florida International University. He and his family are the owners of Maguire's Farm, a one-acre banana farm in Homestead, FL established in 2008. Ian works full time as the biological scientist for Dr. Aaron Palmateer's Florida Extension Plant Diagnostic Clinic located at the Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC). Ian's discussion on bananas will cover the basics of starting a small banana farm, description of cultivars (FHIA 1, 2, 18, 18 and Mysore), banana biology, marketing and challenges of growing this tasty crop in South Florida. During the seminar we will be passing around banana flavored munchies, as well as samples of banana beer!