2nd Annual Redland Grow Fest at the Fruit & Spice Park
The 2nd Annual Redland Grow Fest returns to the Fruit & Spice Park on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, 2013. Visitors will have a bonanza of organic vegetable seedlings to choose from for their home gardens. Over 80 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, basil, arugula, chard, kale, Asian greens, and perennial herbs like garlic chives, curry leaf, and lemongrass will be offered by organic grower Bee Heaven Farm. Vendors and exhibitors will provide starter plants and trees, plus growing and gardening supplies. Cooking demos, door prizes and healthy eats are among the other offerings.
This year’s fundraising will benefit Urban Oasis Project’s educational programs. There will also be lectures and demos from the Miami-Dade County Extension Office, Dade County Farm Bureau, and others. Sponsored by Bee Heaven Farm, Whole Foods, Urban Oasis Project, and the Fruit & Spice Park.
Admission is $10.00 per person at the gate and $8.00 in advance through the website. children under 12 years of age are admitted free. Doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. For more information, please visit www.beeheavenfarm.com or call the Fruit & Spice Park at 305-247-5727.
The Fruit & Spice Park, operated by Miami-Dade Park & Recreation Department, grows more than 500 varieties of sub-tropical fruits, herbs, spices, vegetables and nuts from around the world on 39 lush acres in the agricultural Redland. The park offers daily botanical tours, fruit tasting and naturalist led workshops.
Who: Redland Fruit & Spice Park
What: 2nd Annual Redland Grow Festival
When: Oct. 19 - 20, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Fruit & Spice Park
24801 SW 187th Avenue
Homestead, FL, 305-247-5727
About the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award, winner of the 2013 Florida Governor’s Sustained Excellence Award and the 2009 Florida Governor’s Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade County 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 Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more. For information about Miami-Dade County Parks call 3-1-1, or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks/