• 08 Apr '17
    April 8 @ 10 am April 8 @ 12 pm
    Learn the basics of home hydroponic gardening: design; materials; equipment and techniques. Instructor: Jerry Frye
  • 22 Apr '17
    April 22 @ 10 am April 23 @ 6 pm
    The Festival features award winning BBQ and incredible blues and country music. Lots of children’s activities including pony rides will be available. Admission: $8.00 (children 11 and under are free)
  • 06 May '17
    May 6 @ 9 am May 6 @ 12 pm
    Discover the methods utilized in pruning fruit trees for safety, health and production. Demonstration to follow on selected park trees. All materials supplied. Instructor: TBD
  • 19 May '17
    May 19 @ 9 am May 21 @ 5 pm
    Truly the largest annual orchid show in the U.S. featuring educational exhibits and orchid vendors. An American Orchid Society judged event that showcases various types of orchids, plant and supplies for sale. Hear lectures, try your look at one of...
  • 03 Jun '17
    June 3 @ 10 am June 3 @ 1 pm
    Discover the methods used in producing fruit trees: how to plant seeds; air layer; root cuttings and grafting. Participants receive a tree to graft to take home. All materials supplied. Instructor: Jim Stribling and Louise King
  • 10 Jun '17
    June 10 @ 9 am June 10 @ 12 pm
    It’s mango mania! Learn how to grow and propagate this delicious fruit, how to address the problems of insects and manage diseases. Last year, 250 mango varieties were exhibited! Sample a large selection of rare mangos. The class is held in...
  • 10 Jun '17
    June 10 @ 10 am June 11 @ 5 pm
    This event showcases local agriculture and tropical fruits. Vendor booths featuring local wines, tasty cuisine and rare fruit samplings will be available. Admission $8: (children 11 and under are free)
  • 15 Jul '17
    July 15 @ 10 am July 15 @ 1 pm
    Go bananas and learn to grow them from local expert Don Chafin. Everything you ever wanted to know about banana: cultivars; growing, and insect and disease problems. Participants will get to dig a banana plant from the park collection to take...
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Black Sapote Pudding Recipe
Black Sapote Pudding Recipe

Serves: 2 Ingredients 1 soft ripe sapote 3 or 4 tbs carob powder or cocoa powder 2-3 medjool date, diced (Harvest Hub) 1 banana, cut into chunks 1 tbs honey 8 tbs coconut milk 2 tbs walnuts, chopped Instructions In a food processor place scooped flesh (no seeds) from the black sapote. Add rest ingredients

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  • 08 Apr '17
    April 8 @ 10 am April 8 @ 12 pm
    Learn the basics of home hydroponic gardening: design; materials; equipment and techniques. Instructor: Jerry Frye
  • 22 Apr '17
    April 22 @ 10 am April 23 @ 6 pm
    The Festival features award winning BBQ and incredible blues and country music. Lots of children’s activities including pony rides will be available. Admission: $8.00 (children 11 and under are free)
  • 06 May '17
    May 6 @ 9 am May 6 @ 12 pm
    Discover the methods utilized in pruning fruit trees for safety, health and production. Demonstration to follow on selected park trees. All materials supplied. Instructor: TBD
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The Park’s tropical climate can be found nowhere else in the continental U.S. and hosts over 500 varieties of fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, and nuts, and other commercially important plant specimens from around the world.
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