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For Immediate Release:
March 06, 2013
Media Contact:
Cathy Guerra

March 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 March 2013 at the Fruit & Spice Park:

Fruit Trees for Your Yard
Saturday, March 9, 2013
10:00 am to 12:00 pm; Cost: $15.00, Instructor: Chris Rollins
Discover the useful and productive fruit from around the world that thrive with minimal care in South Florida.

Thai Cooking at the Buddhist Temple
Saturday, March 9, 2013
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm; Cost: $25.00, Instructor: TBA
The basics of Thai Cooking at taught at WatBuddharangsi (the temple of the Shining Buddha). Recipes will be distributed and participants can taste what is prepared. Visit the temple and enjoy the art and tranquility.

Attracting Butterflies & Hummingbirds
Saturday, March 16, 2013
10:30 am to 12:00 pm; Cost: $15.00, Instructor: Barbara McAdam.
Learn how to develop your own garden to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The plants for nectar and larval food for South Florida will be discussed.

Fish Farm Tour of the Redland
Saturday, March 16, 2013
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm; Cost: $25.00, Instructors: Chris Rollins.
Explore the fascinating aquaculture industry in South Miami-Dade County. Several different farms and approaches will be visited.

Berries for the Garden
Saturday, March 23, 2013
10:30 am to 12:00 pm; Cost: $15.00, Instructor: Chris Rollins
Learn about Raspberries, Blackberries, Strawberries and more in the South Florida dooryard.

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 .

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.