Come and learn everything you will need to know about avocados just in time for them to come into season. The class will start out with a lecture in the classroom, then move into the Garden for a walking tour, and finish with a tasting of some unusual avocado dishes. Participants can expect to come away from the program with all the tools to grow successful avocados as well as recipes to wow any guest in their home.
- Monday, January 11
- 10 am – 12 pm, Naples Botanical Garden FGCU Kapnick Center room 123
- $15 Members/ $20 Non-Members
Since planting his first mango seed at the age of 7, Stephen Brady has had a passion for growing tropical fruits. A retired physician with an undergraduate degree in Botany, Stephen has a small urban farm just a mile from Naples Botanical Garden that is home to a collection of 600 fruit trees and 300 coffee trees. Stephen was one of the many local fruit enthusiasts featured in the documentary The Fruit Hunters (2012), which follows exotic fruit cultivators and preservationists from around the world. Stephen himself has traveled the world searching for new fruits and new varieties. He also sits on Naples Botanical Garden’s Collection Committee.
Andrea Grace is the Adult Education Manager at Naples Botanical Garden. She is a graduate from FGCU in Environmental Studies with a minor in Biology. She has a passion for interesting garden crafts, vegetable production and permaculture design and puts those skills to use on a daily basis at her home in Fort Myers.
To register for this or any other Lifelong Learning class, workshop or lecture, please call 239.643.7275 or email email@example.com.
Please note that certain classes fill up quickly and we will accept registrations on a first come, first served basis.