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For Immediate Release:
January 31, 2013
Media Contact:
Cathy Guerra
ferrec@miamidade.gov
305-235-1668

February Classes & Workshops at the Fruit & Spice Park


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 February 2013 at the Fruit & Spice Park:

How to Grow and Use Medicinal Herbs
Sunday, February 10, 2013
12:30 pm to 2:30pm; Cost: $15.00, Instructor: Miguel A. Cisneros-Abreu.
Learn how to choose the herbs, based on their therapeutic medicinal properties. Herbal tea formulations and how to brew the perfect tea for your families' health needs will be shared.

Redland Farm Tour
Saturday, February 16, 2013
9 am to noon; Cost: $25.00, Guide: Chris Rollins.
Tour orchards and row crops during the busy winter farming season. 

Garden Crafts: Mosaic Table Tops and Stepping Stones
Saturday, February 16, 2013
1 pm to 3 pm; Cost: $35.00, Instructor: Barbara Mc Adam.
Materials will be supplied for each participant to make a table top/stepping stone to take home.

Poisonous Plants in Your Backyard
Saturday, February 23, 2013
10:30 am to noon; Cost: $25.00, Instructors: Chris Rollins.
Learn how to recognize the toxic plants that proliferate in the landscape of South Florida.

Beekeeping
Saturday, February 23, 2013
1 pm to 3 pm; Cost: $25.00, Instructor: Mr. Ramiro Blanco.
Beekeeping with a master. Learn the practical and up to date methods for keeping your own hive. 

For more information, or to register for a class or workshop, please 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 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 www.miamidade.gov/parks.

To request material in accessible format, information on access for persons with disabilities, or sign language interpreter services (7 days in advance), call 305-755-7848.