MiamiGreen.Co 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!
Please check each organization's website for more information about individual events and to confirm last minute changes in venues, times and dates. Thank you for visiting!
JULY 2014 GREEN EVENTS
July 1 | 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
July 10 | South Dade Garden Club Meeting
location: Fruit and Spice Park | 24801 SW 187 Ave | Homestead, Florida 33031
date: Second Thursday of each month
July 12 - 13 | Fairchild Garden International Mango Festival
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
Join Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden to celebrate the mango at the 22nd Annual International Mango Festival. Over the two days of the festivities we will celebrate the mango as an object of beauty and admiration, a subsistence crop for the people and as a niche and mainstream commercial fruit of the future.
Two full days of mango festivities will feature a wide range of products, ideas and of course the star of our show, the mango itself in all its glory. Mangos have been collected from the far reaches of the globe and nurtured in South Florida, following in the footsteps of David Fairchild, the most venerable mango collector of them all. Mangos in every culinary creation, work of art and on every flat surface. Visit the festival to shop Curator Choice mango trees and fresh fruit, enjoy mango lectures and smoothies, view the world's largest display of mangos, take part in the world's only mango auction and buy mango merchandise and botanical art. There will also be mango culinary demonstrations, our one of a kind mango brunch, a fantastic International Fruit Market and fun activities for kids.
July 15 | Bromeliad Society Meeting
topic: NatureScaping with Bromeliads
speaker: Diana Guidry, Natural Resource Specialist II, Broward County
location: Fairchild Tropical Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami, FL 33156
time: 7:30 PM
Diana has worked toward supporting wildlife and the environment for over 20 years, with Broward County’s NatureScape Broward program, the Extension Education Division, and Flamingo Gardens Botanical Gardens and Wildlife Sanctuary. As the NatureScape Broward Outreach Coordinator, Diana organizes programs, trainings, and community projects that support sustainable landscapes and wildlife habitat. As a National Wildlife Federation Host, she has graduated 20 classes of Habitat Stewards and serves as the team leader for Broward County’s Community Wildlife Habitat. She plays a major organizational role in the county’s annual Water Matters Day, overseeing the tree and plant giveaway, where 36,000 native trees and plants have been given out to residents over the past twelve years. Diana is also responsible for the annual NatureScape Emerald Awards program, which recognizes outstanding landscapes and environmental achievements.
July 22 | East Everglades Orchid Society
location: UF Miami-Dade County Extension 18710 SW 288th ST
date: Fourth Tuesday of each month
time: • Mini-class - 7:15 p.m. • General meeting & program - 8:00 p.m.
July 30 | 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