AT THE USDA SUBTROPICAL HORTICULTURE RESEARCH
STATION (LOCALLY KNOWN AS “CHAPMAN FIELD”)
Fabulous Flowers of South Florida will be featured at the USDA Chapman Field
Community Day on March 16, 2013
The fabulous flowers of south Florida are featured at this year’s USDA‐ARS Community Day at Chapman Field. Come join us at this USDA research facility, see how agricultural research and experiments are done during lab tours, and take an air‐conditioned bus tour of the experimental groves and extensive plant collections.
Over the years, this station has been responsible for the introduction and/or development of many of our favorite plants and fruits here in South Florida, and this is an opportunity to learn more about the many contributions that scientists at this facility have made, and continue to make, for the benefit of our community and our nation.
Also included in this event are plant sales, food vendors, demonstrations, short presentations, and educational booths that will reveal many more resources that are available to you! You may adopt a free plant to take home (limited supplies, first come first serve).
This open house is FREE and open to the public!
When: Saturday, March 16, 10 am – 3 pm (The Friends of Chapman Field, a local support group, will have its annual meeting at 9 am, open to the public)
Where: USDA‐ARS, 13601 Old Cutler Rd, Miami. Located between Pinecrest and Palmetto Bay.
Photo credits: Alan Meerow, USDA‐ARS
If you are a vendor and wish to participate in this event, please contact Lisa Jacobson (786) 573-7061.
Schedule of Talks on Chapman Field Community Day
March 16, 2013
10:30 AM: Javier Francisco-Ortega (Florida International University and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden). “David Fairchild in the Bahamas.”
11:30 AM: Hong Liu (Florida International University and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden). "Dress to impress -- how orchids attract their diverse pollinators"
12:30 AM: Paul Kendra (USDA-ARS-SHRS). “Redbay Ambrosia Beetle – a lethal threat to Florida avocado.”
1:30 PM: Alan Meerow (USDA-ARS-SHRS). “In search of the blue amaryllis.”
All talks take place in the Conference Room of the main building.