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Saturday April 01
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
In this class for the novice beekeeper, you will learn about beekeeping and harvesting honey. Additionally, this class will focus on the horticultural relationship between bees and tropical fruit trees. Books on the subject, bee hives and bees will be discussed during the class. The class takes place at the Fairchild Farm, located in Homestead. Directions will be sent.
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$40.00
 
$55.00
 
Wednesday April 05
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday ending Wednesday April 12
Learn the basics of growing these attractive, adaptable and colorful epiphytes. While most often seen growing in the ground or on trees, they also do well in pots. Our instructor/grower will take you through propagating pups, choosing the optimum growing medium and containers, watering and misting, providing air circulation and lighting, fertilizing and methods of combating pests. He will also share his experience in growing show plants. Each student will have hands on experience repotting a bromeliad and take home a plant.
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$50.00
 
Wednesday April 19
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Students who have taken Chris' palm classes will also enjoy his knowledge about this very diverse, largely tropical family, with an emphasis on aroids for the South Florida garden. Identification, propagation, care and landscape use will be covered. After a hands-on activity, students will leave with aroids to include in their own garden. Larger plants will be available for purchase.
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$30.00
 
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Saturday April 29
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Florida is home to nearly half of the orchid species found in the United States. In South Florida, many tropical orchids have established by blowing over from the Caribbean, Central and South America and Mexico and include globally endangered species. Through his lecture and garden tour, Jason will help you in identifying these natives when you are enjoying Florida's great outdoors. He will introduce you to living samples found around the garden, including orchids that are part of the Million Orchid Project. After a tour of Fairchild's native orchid collection and the orchid micro-propagation laboratory you will become a steward of the Million Orchid Project when you transplant an orchid in the Garden and take one home to transplant in your yard.
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Wednesday May 03
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Guillermo Salazar is a professional orchid collector and American Orchid Society student judge, He will take you on a wonderful visual journey of the most beautiful, colorful and easy orchids to grow in your South Florida garden. You will learn key growing requirements and tips for success while incorporating them into your own garden style. Students are welcome to bring pictures of their plants and/or small samples (in a secured plastic bag) and lots of questions! Each participant will receive an orchid care guide and a list of the orchids covered in the class.
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$40.00
 
Saturday June 03
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Fairchild is pleased to have our Director of Horticulture, Dr. Richard Campbell, offer his expert grafting techniques in this hands-on workshop at the Fairchild Farm in Homestead. To the novice, grafting seems like a mysterious and difficult procedure. In truth, it is a precise, straightforward technique that can be learned like any other. Once you master it, you can multiply your favorite plants or choose from the incredible multitudes of cultivars and species not commonly available. You'll learn both the benefits and disadvantages of grafting. Various techniques will be demonstrated and you will be given an informative tour of the farm/grove. Plant material will be provided for practice and students MUST BRING their own grafting knife to use during class. This class is limited to 12 students. A map will be provided upon registration. Students can bring a bag lunch and enjoy the Fairchild Farm after class!
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$85.00
 
$100.00
 
Saturday June 10
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This course presents mango cultivation throughout South Florida. We will discuss propagating, pruning, harvesting and handling at both the commercial and home garden level. She will discuss how to grow them, how to combat insect and disease problems and review the many varieties from which to choose. You'll sample fruits to your heart's content!
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Event registration summary
Beginner Beekeeping for the Backyard Gardener at Fairchild Farm with Dr. Noris Ledesma:
Member
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$40.00
Non-Member
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$55.00
Bromeliads: Easy Tropicals for your South Florida Gardens with Peter Kouchalakos:
Member
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$40.00
Non-Member
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$50.00
Aroids: Getting to Know These Tropical Beauties with Chris Migliaccio:
Member
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$30.00
Non-Member
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$40.00
Discovering the Native Orchids of South Florida with Dr. Jason Downing:
Member
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$30.00
Non-Member
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$40.00
Top 40 Orchids for South Florida with Guillermo Salazar:
Member
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$30.00
Non-Member
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$40.00
Grafting Workshop at Fairchild Farm with Dr. Richard Campbell:
Member
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$85.00
Non-Member
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$100.00
Growing Mangos In South Florida at Fairchild Farm with Dr. Noris Ledesma:
Member
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$35.00
Non-Member
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$45.00
Donation:
$0.00
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