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2nd annual GrowFest! 2013
Redland Fruit & Spice Park
Redland, FL
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Saturday Oct 19, 2013 10:00 AM - Sunday Oct 20, 2013 5:00 PM | Free - $8.00



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2nd annual GrowFest! 2013
GrowFest! 2013  is about connecting the dots between the farm or garden and the dinner table. We want to engage you, encourage and give you the tools you need to grow some of your own, gain a better appreciation of what it takes for our farmers to produce the food we all eat, and whet your appetite for the best and freshest produce.

Start your gardens! Get your seedlings, fruit trees and companion plants. Bee Heaven Farm will have a huge selection of tomato and vegetable seedlings, Asian greens and perennial herbs. Other vendors will have fruit trees, native, and companion plants to promote beneficial insect habitat and gardening supplies. SNAP/EBT dollars can be used for buying veggie seeds and seedlings. And those dollars will stretch twice as far, courtesy of Urban Oasis Project/Wholesome Wave Foundation's double-value program, to get those gardens growing!

Questions about growing? Answers here for backyard growers, urban farmers, small and big farms. The UF/Miami-Dade County Extension Office is our local source for growing information tailored to our subtropical South Florida climate. Check out their presentations and demos. 4-H program for kids and the Master Gardener Clinic will be open all weekend.

Learn how to prepare healthy food and kid-friendly snacks See local chefs use fresh local ingredients to create fun and tasty dishes, school lunches, and snacks.

Enjoy fresh, great food and drinks!
Tired of that same old fair food? We'll have a great selection of healthy foods showcasing locally-grown Fresh From Florida and Redland-Raised ingredients. You'll find treats such as jakfruit curry, guacamole, conch fritters, salads,smoked organic local eggs, fresh goat cheese, local fruit jams, fresh organic breads,and more!

While you eat, listen to great sounds provided by local musicians and music students.

Explore the park!
The only tropical botanical garden and public park of its kind in the U.S., the Redland Fruit & Spice Park hosts over 500 varieties of tropical fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, nuts and edible plants. If you've ever been to the park, you know what a nice place it is to visit and learn about the amazing variety of edible plants you can grow in South Florida.

Whole Foods Market is a major sponsor of GrowFest! 2013. This year's event will raise funds for our own locally-based Urban Oasis Project..

Workshops & Presentations will include Backyard Beekeeping, Using Rain Barrels, Preparing quick, kid-friendly lunches and snacks


Call 305-247-8650 or email GrowFest@beeheavenfarm.com at least 7 days in advance to request materials in accessible format, a sign language interpreter and for information on access for persons with disabilities.

Location

Redland Fruit & Spice Park (View)
24801 SW 187th Avenue
Redland, FL 33031
United States


Categories

Education > Workshops
Food > Markets & Farms
Other > Family-Friendly
Other > Festivals
Other > Fundraisers
Other > Green

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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