Coconuts can be found in many yards around Southwest Florida. This class will focus on how to grow coconuts, planting methods, and varieties that do well in our area. Participants will find out the tools necessary to process a coconut learn how to open a coconut. You’ll also learn how to process a coconut, including the pulp and water, and how to make coconut milk and cream. Other recipes for coconuts will be demonstrated and tasted at the end of class.
- Date: Monday, December 14
- Time/Place: 10 am-12 pm, Naples Botanical Garden FGCU Kapnick Center room 124
- Cost: $35 Members / $40 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.
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