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Do you have mangoes in your yard or would like to have them in your yard? In this program, you will learn about the history of mangoes in Florida, how to grow mangoes, and the varieties that do well in our area. The class will then transition into a tasting of creative mango recipes demonstrating ways to use the abundance of fruit.
- Thursday, October 13
- 10 am – 12 pm, FGCU Kapnick Center Buehler Auditorium at Naples Botanical Garden
- $15 Member / $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 joined Naples Botanical Garden as the Adult Education Manager in October of 2014. She began her studies at Kansas State University from 2000-2003 where she was inspired by the flint hills to continue her education with plants and environmental issues. After leaving K-State, she traveled the East coast working on vegetable farms, and then took a few years off to be a stay-at-home mom. After relocating to Florida in 2009, she went back to school and graduated from FGCU with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a minor in Biology and Interdisciplinary Studies. She has a passion for interesting garden crafts, creative cooking, food production, and permaculture design. These skills are put to use on a daily basis at her home in Fort Myers.