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For Immediate Release:
May 09, 2013
Media Contact:
Cathy Guerra

May 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 May 2013 at the Fruit & Spice Park:

Preserving the Harvest
Saturday, May 11, 2013
10:00 am to 12:00 pm; Cost: $30, Instructor: Susan Barimo
Learn how to can, dry and preserve fruits and vegetables. Participants will receive the booklet "The Complete Guide to Home Canning and Preserving." The session will include canning, pickling, dehydrating and freezing food. 

Beekeeping Part 3
Saturday, May 25, 2013
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm; Cost: $25, Instructor: Ramiro Blanco
In this session, participants will install live bees into hives. A bee veil and protective clothing is required.

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.