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
September 4 | Free Wednedays @ Fairchild Garden
location: Fairchild Tropical Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road,Miami, FL 33156
time: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
web: Fairchild Tropical Garden Event 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.
September 4 | Strong Tree Roots in the Nursery & Landscape: Improving Tree Health and Anchorage
main speaker: UF/IFAS Dr. Ed Gilman
location: UF/IFAS Extension Office in Miami-Dade County
address: 18710 Southwest 288th Street Homestead, FL 33030
time: 8:45 - 2:15pm
CEUS: 4 FNGLA, 2 FDACS pesticide, 3 LIAF, ISA.
University of Florida professor, Dr. Ed Gilman, has assembled a unique urban tree teaching
program for helping municipalities, contractors, arborists, educators, growers, and landscape architects implement programs for promoting better tree health in cities. He conducts educational programs in tree selection, nursery production, and urban tree management nation-wide for a large variety of audiences. He has published more than 96 scientific peer reviewed journal articles in his 30 years in academia and industry. His research emphasizes tree pruning, nursery production, anchorage, and tree establishment. He has published more than 150 technical articles in newsletters and trade magazines and annually presents research results to colleagues at professional meetings across the US and other countries. Learn about root problems, anchorage, grading and inspection issues, trees in the nursery and landscape and participate in a hands on with
more than 25 samples to work on.
September 7 | Veggie Gardening 101
host: Miami Beach Botanic Garden
location: 2000 Convention Center Drive | Miami Beach, FL 33139
Start off the growing season right by attending Miami Beach Botanic Garden's opening seminar of their lecture season. This free lecture is perfect for the gardener who just moved to the South Florida area, or someone who is just starting to try and live a more sustainable lifestyle. The good people from the Miami Dade Extension Service will cover the basics of what you need to know
to have a thriving edible garden in South Florida, including planting and harvesting times, environmental requirements, and recommended plant lists for your landscape. The lecture and questions and answer session takes place in the Butterfly Room.