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
October 2 | TropiColor: Color + Texture for South Florida Gardens
time: 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
location: Fairchild Tropical Garden
fee: Member, $30; Non-member, $45
web: Fairchild Tropical Garden Education Classes
Join Miami landscape designer, Carlos Somoza, on a journey through subtropical gardens that illustrate stunning plant combinations that can be used in your private gardens and on your balconies. Fundamental planting design principles, including color, form and texture will be discussed along with basic culture and characteristics of the plant palettes being highlighted. A plant species list of Carlos’ favorite planting combinations for Zone 10 and a list of local nursery resources for plant materials will be available to students.
October 2 | Free Wednesdays @ Fairchild Garden
location: Fairchild Tropical Garden, 10901 Old Cutler
Road,Miami, FL 33156
time: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
web: Fairchild Tropical GardenEvent Website
Enjoy the wonder of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden 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.
October 5 | Fairchild Garden Member's Plant Sale
location: Fairchild Tropical Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road,Miami, FL 33156
time: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
web: Fairchild Tropical Garden website
Annually during the past 75 years, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden has distributed plants to Fairchild members for use in the South Florida gardens and landscapes. Once again the time has arrived for Garden members to enjoy an exclusive benefit of membership.
Through the years, Fairchild's horticulture staff have observed, evaluated, and introduced
beautiful, interesting, and diverse trees, shrubs, vines and groundcovers to the community. A concerted effort has been made to identify plants that are well adapted to our climate and soils, are non invasive, and will provide a welcome addition to the yards and gardens of South Florida. There is an emphasis on uncommonly available or rare native species as well as introducing more
common native plants to members who want to establish their own backyard natural habitats to attract butterflies, birds and other wildlife. Plants from other lands have been observed, monitored and carefully chosen to add to the assortment of plant choices for home gardens.
The Distribution Plants have been grown in larger quantities than the other sale plants and are carefully selected for this program. Plan an early start: lines form quickly, and while we have a good
supply, it is not endless. Along with other staff members and knowledgeable volunteers, we'll be available to advise you on site selection, planting and growing these very special plants. For complete information about the plants available for purchase at the 2013 Members Day Plant Sale, click here.
October 5-6| Environmental Leadership Workshop
address: The Deering Estate | 16701 SW 72nd Street |Miami, FL 33157
A two day workshop set to inspire local citizens towards action and stewardship. Expert panelists will cover an array of environmental topics. Registration required and student scholarships available by applying online.
Facilitated by Tropical Audubon Society (TAS), South Florida's nonprofit Voice of Conservation, numerous environmental and area business partners, the weekend Environmental Leadership Workshop will connect the private and nonprofit sectors with fresh talent to help reshape Miami’s
Each day begins with field trips and yoga, followed by a networking breakfast. Day One is filled with a series of 40-minute Lectures outlining key environmental issues affecting South Florida: Everglades & Water, the Health of area Estuaries, Land Use and Connectivity, and Sea Level Rise. A Sunset Kayak Trip and a tour of the historic Deering Estate will close the day. Day Two will offer tracks on diversity in conservation, grassroots organizing, public speaking, fundraising for nonprofits and communicating via traditional and social media. A Legacy Circle Wine Reception, courtesy of Republic National Distributing Company, will crown the event.