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Friday, April 19, 2013

Fairchild Garden's Food and Garden Festival- April 20-21, 2013

When: Saturday, April 20, 2013 - Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Come see what's cooking at Fairchild during our annual celebration of local foods and the gorgeous o              
Saturday, April 20
10:00 a.m.         The Fairchild Edible Garden                          Todd Walton, FTBG      
11:00 a.m.         Mulching in the Garden                          Bob Brennan, FTBG     
12:00 p.m.        Making Magic with Tropical Fruit                         Leila Werner, FTBG       
  1:00 p.m.        Organic Methods for Vegetable Gardening in Florida                         Melissa Contreras, Author of Organic Methods
                         for Vegetable Gardening in Florida
  2:00 p.m.        Growing Beautiful Edible Landscapes in South Florida
                         Dylan Terry, Ready-to-Grow Gardens

Sunday, April 21
10:00 a.m.         The Fairchild Edible Garden                          Todd Walton, FTBG      
11:00 a.m.         Fairchild Edible Landscapes
                         Jason Lopez, FTBG      
12:00 p.m.        Making Magic with Tropical Fruit
                         Leila Werner, FTBG       
1:00 p.m.          Edible Palms                         Sara Edelman, FTBG
2:00 p.m.          The Secret to Beautiful Gardens is the Soil
                         Lanette Sobel, Fertile Earth Foundation                                  

Chef Demonstrations

Saturday, April 20
11:00 a.m.          Veggie Stacks with Cashew Cheese
                           Chef Loren Pulitzer, Meals that Heal
12:00 p.m.          Savory Tomato and Pesto Goat Cheese Tart
Chef Derek Hernandez, Whole Foods Market Coral Gables
  1:00 p.m.          Seared Scallops on Corn Johnny Cakes with Smoked Bacon
                           Marmalade and Tangerines
Chef Phillip Bryant, Swine Southern Table & Bar
Sunday, April 21
11:00 a.m.          Mimosa Sorbet
                           Chef Tessa Mencia, Real Sorbet
12:00 p.m.          Quinoa with Balsamic Roasted Mushrooms
                           Healthy Eating and Green Missions Specialist Camille Lamb,
                           Whole Foods Market Coral Gables
  1:00 p.m.          Florribean Style Bay Scallop Stuffed Eggplant with Mango Chutney,
                           Roasted Red Pepper Coulis and Plantain Crisps
                           Chef Eric Schlossberg, Inspired Creations Catering
Vote each day for your favorite use of summer veggies by our chefs, the winners will be posted to our Facebook page!

Spring Beer Tasting Garden 

Join us all weekend starting at 11:00 a.m. Magners and Brown Distributing Company will be bringing us Magners Original Cider, Magners Pear Cider, Woodchuck Amber Cider, Woodchuck Spring Cider, Blue Point Summer Ale, Blue Point Toasted Lager, Nectar Ale Hemp Ale, Nectar Ale Red Nectar, Nectar Ale Nectar IPA, Palm and Steenbrugge Tripel. The Miami Brewing Company will be bringing us their Caramel and Coconut Blonde Ale Big Rod and Guava and Chocolate Brown Ale Gator Tail. Gold Coast Beverage and Whole Foods Market will be bringing us brews from Abita Brewing Company, Brooklyn Brewery, Crispin, Strongbow and more.

Activities in the Edible Garden

Discover Fairchild's Edible Garden, lush and delicious with herbs, vegetables, fruits and ornamentals that can be grown in your home garden. Learn more about our Edible Garden here. We will have fruit tastings all weekend from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Walking Lectures beginning at our Edible Garden

Saturday, April 20
12:30 p.m.            Bee Smart, Bee Cool with Bees, Noris Ledesma, FTBG
                              Learn all about honeybees, their importance in our
                              ecosystem and how to have a safe bee hive at home.
  2:30 p.m.             Gardening in South Florida, Todd Walton, FTBG
Sunday, April 21
12:30 p.m.             Worm Composting, Todd Walton, FTBG

The Fairchild Farm Fruit Market located at the Edible Garden

There will be fruit smoothies, fresh fruit and delicious honey. We will also have seeds and starts of luffa, which has exceptional tolerance to pests and diseases.

75th Anniversary Walking Tours

Saturday and Sunday (Meet at the Tropical Fruit Pavillion)
11:30 a.m.             David Fairchild's Legacy: The Tropical Fruit Program
                              Led by Dr. Richard J. Campbell, FTBG

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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables, FL 33156

For more info, please visit Fairchild Botanical Gardens.

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