(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 and special events, the Fruit & Spice Park offers a variety of specialty classes and workshops throughout the year. The Fruit & Spice Park is located at 24801 SW 187th Avenue in Homestead.
The following classes and workshops are being offered in April & May 2012 at the Fruit & Spice Park:
NONTOXIC MEDICINAL HERBS AT HOME
CHILDREN'TS FIRST CANE POLE FISHING TOURNAMENT
Saturday, April 14
10:00 AM - 12 PM; Cost: $15; Instructor: Miguel A. Cisneros-Abreu
Create a nontoxic home and work environment for better health. There will be demonstrations of plant based product formulation and product blending. Topics include: cleaning products, personal products and natural insect repellent.
Saturday, April 14
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM; Cost: $10; Coordinator: Park Masterson
This event is for little fisherman ages 4 to 8. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children will pick out their own bamboo from the bamboo forest and create a fishing pole! This is a catch and release activity. Limited capacity, so register early!
HERBAL HEALTH CARE
WHAT'S BUGGING YOU?
Saturday, April 28
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; Cost: $15; Instructor: Miguel A. Cisneros-Abreu
Discover the uses of medicinal herbs and plant essential oils in today's health care. Special attention will be given to the issue of acid reflux, insomnia, pain management, headaches, sinus and colds.
Saturday, May 12
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; Cost: $15; Instructors: Cindy David
Learn how to manage the problems that occur to gardeners with a 12 month bug season. Find out how to recognize, treat and prevent insect problems.
Saturday, May 26
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Cost: $40; Instructor: Chris Rollins
Discover the methods utilized in producing fruit trees: how to plant seed, air layer, root cuttings and graft. Participants receive a tree to graft and take home. All materials supplied.
For more information, or to register for a class or workshop, please visit Fruit and Spice or call 305-247-5727.
About the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department:
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award 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 260 parks and more than 12,825 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. For information about Miami-Dade Parks call 3-1-1 or visit Miami-Dade Parks.