October 19-20, 2013
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
A Bee Heaven Farm ~ Redland Organics Event
If you attended the inaugural GrowFest! event last fall, you were one of the hundreds who had a great time browsing for plants, enjoying local food and drinks, and relaxing to sounds of local musicians. Farmer Margie received lots of positive feedback, and with over 900 attending, it was an unqualified success. Now GrowFest! is back for a second year, just in time for planting season.
The stars of the event are undeniably all the heirloom tomato starts that Farmer Margie is famous for. Come pick up all the varieties you love. Lots of other growers will be there also, to provide plants and knowhow for your gardening success.
Grow Fest! is about connecting the dots between farms/gardens and your dinner table. It’s also about providing the knowledge and materials to grow, forage, buy, prepare, and eat good, local, seasonal food.
By engaging, encouraging and enabling visitors about gardening, and giving them the tools to grow some of their own food, you’ll gain a better appreciation of what it takes for farmers to produce the food we all eat, and whet your appetite for the best and freshest produce.
This year’s event will be held, once again, at the Redland Fruit and Spice Park. It’s the perfect venue, as the park hosts over 500 varieties of tropical fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, nuts and edible plants. It’s the only tropical botanical garden and public park of its kind in the country. Take some time to explore all its nooks and crannies. If you’ve never been to the park, this is the time to visit. Redland is the heart of our local agricultural production, so what better place to kick off the winter growing season in South Florida!
This year’s GrowFest! will benefit our own locally-based Urban Oasis Project. Door prizes will be raffled off.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
$10/$8 in advance (coming soon), children under 12 free
Military families free via VetTix (coming soon)
Redland Fruit & Spice Park
24801 SW 187th Avenue
(corner of Coconut Palm Drive & Redland Road)