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For Immediate Release:
January 07, 2014
Media Contact:
Cathy Guerra
ferrec@miamidade.gov
305-235-1668

January & February Classes & Workshops at the Fruit & Spice Park


(MIAMI, January 07, 2014) - 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 January & February 2014 at the Fruit & Spice Park: 

Plant Propagation Workshop
Saturday, January 25, 2014

10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Cost: $40, Instructor: Chris Rollins

Discover the methods used in producing fruit trees such as how to plant seed, air layer, root cuttings and graft. Participants receive a tree to graft to take home.  All materials supplied. 

Hydroponics in Your Yard, Patio or Balcony

Saturday, February 8, 2014

10:00 am to 12:00 pm; Cost: $25, Instructor: Jerry Frye

Learn the basics for making your own garden without soil. 

Redland Farm Tour

Saturday, February 15, 2014

9:00 am to 12:00 pm; Cost: $25, Instructor: Chris Rollins

Tour orchards and row crops during the busy winter farming season.

Moringa, Miracle Plant

Saturday, February 15, 2014

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Cost: $15, Instructor: Deanne Ziadie

Get a complete understanding of the Moringa. This useful edible tree has many new medicinal and technical uses that are just being made known.  The leaves, flowers, fruits and roots are edible. Cuttings of several related species of Moringa will be distributed to participants from the Fruit & Spice Park Collection. 

Poisonous Plants in Your Backyard

Saturday, February 22, 2014

10:30 am to 12:00 pm; Cost: $25, Instructor: Chris Rollins

Learn how to recognize the toxic plants that proliferate in the landscape of South Florida.

Blending Herbs & Tinctures

Sunday, February 23, 2014

10:30 am to 12:00 pm, Cost: $15, Instructor: Miguel A. Cisneros-Abreu
An Interactive Session on the making and health benefits of Herb Tinctures for; Pain Management, Stress, and more! Participants will sample different tinctures and learn their uses. 

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, 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/.