MiamiGreen.info is a Green Events Calendar featuring South Florida architecture, environmental design, garden lectures, and eco events. This events calendar is provided as a community service for South Florida environmental activists, garden enthusiasts and green industry professionals. Each of the organizations featured in our calendar is a priceless resource of information for sustainable living practices - consider joining a South Florida botanic garden, garden club or plant society today!
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month of January 2013
February 5 | Orchid Society of Coral Gables
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
February 7 | Green Drinks Miami Happy Hour
when: The First Thursday of each Month
time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
venue this month: Lous Beer Garden
website: www.greendrinks.org/FL/Miami | www.facebook.com/greendrinksmiami
Hosted every first Thursday of the month, join green industry professionals for an informal meet-up known as Green Drinks. This month, join the Green Drinks Miami chapter and NET IMPACT for a sustainability happy hour and networking event at Baru Restaurant.
February 11 | Tropical Flowering Tree Society
topic: Young Flowering Tree Care
speaker: Craig Morell, Horticulturist, Pinecrest Gardens
location: Fairchild Tropical Garden | 10901 Old Cutler Road | Miami, FL 33156
room: Corbin Building, classroom "A"
time: 7:30 pm
February 14 | South Dade Garden Club Meeting
speaker: Dr. Richard J. Campbell, Ph.D., Director of Horticulture and Senior Curator of Tropical Fruit Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Ph.D.
location: Fruit and Spice Park | 24801 SW 187 Ave | Homestead, Florida 33031
date: Second Thursday of each month
The guest speaker at this meeting will be Dr. Richard J. Campbell, Ph.D., Director of Horticulture and Senior Curator of Tropical Fruit Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Ph.D. in Horticulture, M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute, B.S., University of Florida; teaching experience in adult horticultural programs, teacher training, undergraduate courses. Editor of A Guide to Mangos in Florida (Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden 1992) and author of more than 20 articles and papers on tropical fruit including "Jackfruit" 1998.
Members' Meeting, and Lecture by Craig Morell, Horticulturist, Pinecrest Gardens, Miami. "Young Flowering Tree Care - insignts on how to take care of your tree kindergarten"
February 19 | Bromeliad Society of South Florida Meeting
speaker: Dr. Terrie Bert
topic: The Outstandingly Ostentatious and Particularly Picturesque O & P Bromeliad Genera
location: Fairchild Tropical Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road,Miami, FL 33156
room: Corbin Building | Classroom A
dates: 7:30 pm
In this presentation, She talks about 5 of the 8 bromeliad genera beginning with the letters O & P (plus a bonus genus) and not commonly grown by hobbists. She shows examples of species in the genus in cultivation and in nature: describes how (if) they can be cultivated: and includes interesting facts and tidbits of fun information throughout the talk. As has become her custom, there is a surprise at the end of the talk.
Dr. Bert is a longstanding member of the Sarasota Bromeliad Society (SBS) and the Caloosahatchee offices in the SBS. She also served the (FCBS) as a representative and officer for Director and chaired several international committees. She currently is an internationally accredited Master Judge. She’s given over 100 presentations on bromeliads to numerous U.S.
and international bromeliad societies and other groups. She has authored articles for the BSI Journal and the FCBS newsletter. She’s won multiple top awards in local bromeliad shows and BSI world conferences and is a volunteer for and contributor to the BSI Bromeliad Identification Center. Terrie has a Ph.D. in marine biology and is a research scientist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
February 26 | Florida Native Plant Society Miami-Dade
speaker: Xavier Cortada
topic: Native Flags Eco-Art Project
location: Pinecrest Gardens 11000 Southwest 57th Avenue | Miami, FL 33156
time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Environmental artist, Xavier Cortada, speaks about his participatory eco-art project which he is implementing through the FIU College of Architecture, the Arts Office of Engaged Creativity and the FIU Office of Sustainability. Xavier Cortada created art at the Earth Poles to generate environmental at point in between: In 2007, the artist used the moving ice sheet beneath the South Pole as an instrument to mark time; the art piece will be completed in 150,000 years. In 2008, Cortada planted a green flag at North Pole to encourage reforestation in the world below.
Cortada, who was born in Albany, New York and grew up in Miami, holds degrees from the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Business and School of Law. Cortada serves as Artist-in-Residence and heads the Office of Engaged Creativity at Florida International University's (FIU) College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA).
February 23 | Bamboo and You
speaker: Gary Rich, A.K.A. “The Bamboo Man”
location: Miami Beach Botanic Garden
location: 2000 Convention Center Drive | Miami Beach, FL 33139
web: Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Gary Rich, A.K.A. “The Bamboo Man” will discuss varieties of bamboo suited for our South Florida landscape and how to grow them in your garden. When planted properly and knowledgeably, these giant grasses can grow to formidable forests, guaranteed to leave passersby slack-jawed.
February 27 | Moonlight Garden Tours at Viscaya
location: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
address: 3251 South Miami Avenue | Miami, FL 33129
time: 6:30 p.m.
tickets: $15; $10 for Members, Students and Seniors; available onsite only from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on the evening of the program.
web: Viscaya Website
Vizcaya's bayfront gardens are breathtaking transformed by the glow of a bright Miami moon. The formally landscaped grounds will feature live music in the courtyard, the allure of Italian-inspired gardens and the delicious temptations available in the café shop.
February 27 | Redland Tropical Fruit & Vegetable Society
topic: New topic and speaker each month
location: Fruit and Spice Park | 24801 SW 187 Avenue | Homestead, FL 33031
date: Last Wednesday of each month
time: 7:30 pm