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For Immediate Release:
February 01, 2011

Media Contact:
Cathy Guerra
errec@miamidade.gov
305-235-1668



Classes, workshops and special events offered in February at the Fruit & Spice


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
The Fruit & Spice Park is a tropical paradise that grows more than 500 varieties of sub-tropical fruits, herbs, spices, vegetables and nuts from around the world. In addition to its daily guided tours, the Fruit & Spice Park offers a selection of classes, workshops and special events throughout the year. The Fruit & Spice Park is located at 24801 SW 187th Avenue in Homestead.

The following classes, workshops, and special events are being offered in January and February 2011 at the Fruit & Spice Park:

AQUACULTURE TOUR
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; Cost: $25
Instructor: Chris Rollins

FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12 & 13
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Cost: $8; Children under 11 are free.

REDLAND FARM TOUR
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM; Cost: $25
Guide: Chris Rollins

MEDICINAL HERBS & ESSENTIAL OILS
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM; Cost: $15
Instructor: Miguel A. Cisneros-Abreu

THINGS THAT ITCH, STING & BITE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM; Cost: $15
Instructor: Chris Rollins

For more information, please visit www.fruitandspicepark.org or call 305-247-5727.

About the Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department
Accredited and winner of the 2009 Florida Governor's Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 263 parks and more than 12,848 acres of land.  It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world.  Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Ericsson Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.


 

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Hickman Building
275 N.-W 2nd Street, 5th Floor Miami, Florida 33128
(305) 755-7800