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5th Annual Redland GrowFest!
…a celebration of all local things edible, green, and growing
October 15 & 16, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Fruit & Spice Park
Advance discounted tickets $8 available online until Oct 13 here: http://goo.gl/lunqQi
Growers offer a bonanza of seedlings, starter plants and native and tropical fruit trees for home or school gardens and food forest projects. Food and artisan vendors feature products made with Redland-Raised ingredients, like the festival’s signature jakfruit curry.
Bee Aware! is this year’s festival theme, highlighting our pollinators, so essential for many crops. The Tropical Beekeepers Association, this year’s event beneficiary, will be on hand to share information about beekeeping from the hobby to the professional level and their educational projects.
The Chefs’ Local Cookoff Challenge on Sunday, joined this year by a Students’ Local Cookoff Challenge on Saturday, asks renowned local chefs and students to get creative with a Mystery Box full of Redland-Raised seasonal crops. Awesome deliciousness results from their inspired dishes!
Lectures and demos throughout the weekend by UF/IFAS/Miami-Dade County Extension agents, 4-H, Master Gardeners, and other local experts will inform growers at all levels – from balcony to backyard growers, urban, small and large farmers.
Get the BUZZZZZ….. For more information and schedule of activities, visit redlandgrowfest.com.
Event sponsors include Dade County Farm Bureau, Edible South Florida, District 8 Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, UF/IFAS Miami-Dade County Extension, Grown, FIU Agroecology Program, Grow2Heal/Homestead Hospital, Slow Food Miami, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, Fresh From Florida/Redland Raised, Bee Heaven Farm and the Fruit & Spice Park.
Call 305-247-8650 or visit RedlandGrowFest.com to contact festival organizers at least 7 days in advance of event to request materials in accessible format, a sign language interpreter and for information on access for persons with disabilities.