Registration will open on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.
Horticulture classes are appropriate for students 18 years of age or older.

Registered students will receive an email class reminder notice the week of their class.

Refunds (less a 20% service fee) will be made for cancellations received seven days prior to classes and workshops.
No refunds will be given for missed classes. Classes are not interchangeable. Classes may be canceled if minimum enrollment is not reached.

 

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Wednesday January 16
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Mrs. Coppolo, owner of Redland Herb Farm, will introduce students to growing herbs in South Florida. She will cover the seven deadly sins of herb growing and talk about the medicinal and culinary uses of herbs. You will be able to share your personal harvest with no fear of wondering where your fresh herbs were grown. Bring a box with you to class as potted herb plants will be available FOR SALE after class.
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$25.00
 
$35.00
 
Friday February 01
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
This is perfect timing for Vanda fans to learn about these gorgeous orchids. South Florida will have numerous orchid shows and sales during the upcoming months and here is your chance to hone your knowledge. Learn from this expert Vanda grower whose book, Florida Vanda Growing: Month by Month, will be available for purchase during the class. Dr. Motes will introduce students to Vanda culture: basic care, watering, feeding, light and air requirements all on a month-by-month schedule. During the Sunday field trip (which will be held at a commercial Vanda grower's nursery) students will have a hands-on potting and basketing session which will also include grooming and displaying techniques, an overview of tools, tricks and gadgets. All students will go home with two orchids (a $25 value). Just in time to get that special someone an orchid for Valentine's Day! **Field trip 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 3
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$40.00
 
$60.00
 
Tuesday February 05
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Have you ever looked at your garden's lush landscape and wished you could bring it into your home as a beautiful centerpiece for your table? Terri will guide you in this hands-on workshop that will have tropical flower arranging demos and hints on how to make show-stopping displays for your home from cuttings in our sub-tropical environment. Students should bring their own container and some cuttings and you will try your hand at an original arrangement.
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$35.00
 
Wednesday February 13
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday ending Wednesday February 27
If you are a beginner to orchids or have been growing them and want to learn more this is the orchid class for you. This experienced grower of orchids for over 30 years will discuss the orchid family with an introduction to genera and species and their culture. She will discuss the best locations for growing orchids, repotting, mounting and orchids in the landscape. Also covered will be orchid pests, diseases and fertilizers.
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$70.00
 
$95.00
 
Wednesday February 20
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
What are flowers for? In this class we will look at the variety of flower shapes, colors, and other features, all variations that have come about because of a plant's need to be noticed...but by whom? Participants will explore the form and function of flowers in the classroom and in the Garden, and finish with a deeper understanding of the purpose of flowers and their relationships with other organisms in the natural world.
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$25.00
 
$35.00
 
Saturday February 23
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday ending Saturday March 02
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 will take home a plant.
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$40.00
 
$50.00
 
Wednesday March 13
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sandy, past president of South Florida Orchid Society and the Orchid Society of Coral Gables, will share her tips and techniques to successfully purchase, grow and enjoy orchids. Cultural requirements for common orchids will be addressed, with demonstrations of dividing and repotting orchids, how to choose potting materials and types of orchid pots and mounts.
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$30.00
 
$40.00
 
Saturday March 16
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Here is your chance to learn from Dr. Richard Campbell, an expert who was born in South Florida, offering 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. Plant material will be provided for practice and students are required to bring their own grafting knife to use during class and wear comfortable clothing. This class takes place at the Fairchild Farm, located in Homestead. Directions will be emailed to registered students. This class is limited to 12 students.
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$75.00
 
$100.00
 
Sunday March 17
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 been 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 April 03
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
This class is geared for the new butterfly enthusiast who wants to create a space in their garden to attract these beautiful creatures. Mrs. Stephen will discuss what types of plants to buy and where to plant them, the life cycle of butterflies and how to attract a variety of butterflies to your yard. At the end of class students will go out into the Garden and walk through the Lisa B. Anness Butterfly garden and identify butterflies and their host plants.
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Event registration summary
Growing Herbs in South Florida with Carolyne Coppolo of Redland Herb Farm:
Member
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$25.00
Non-Member
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$35.00
Become Vanda Savvy With Dr. Martin Motes:
Member
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$40.00
Non-Member
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$60.00
Arranging Flowers and Foliage from Your Florida Landscape with Terri Stephen:
Member
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$25.00
Non-Member
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$35.00
The Art and Science of Growing Orchids in South Florida with Dr. Sandra Schultz:
Member
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$70.00
Non-Member
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$95.00
Bring Pollinators to Your Garden with Dr. Suzanne Koptur:
Member
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$25.00
Non-Member
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$35.00
Bromeliads: Easy Tropicals for Your South Florida Garden with Peter Kouchalakos:
Member
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$40.00
Non-Member
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$50.00
Growing Orchids in South Florida with Dr. Sandy Schultz:
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$30.00
Non-Member
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$40.00
Grafting Workshop at Fairchild Farm with Dr. Richard J. Campbell:
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$75.00
Non-Member
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$100.00
Discovering the Native Orchids of South Florida with Dr. Jason Downing and Jay Arce:
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$30.00
Non-Member
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$40.00
The Basics of Creating a Butterfly Garden with Terri Stephen:
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$25.00
Non-Member
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$35.00
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