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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Community Day 2012 at Chapman Field
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COMMUNITY DAY

AT THE USDA SUBTROPICAL HORTICULTURE RESEARCH STATION (LOCALLY KNOWN AS “CHAPMAN FIELD”)

 

Marvelous Mangos will be featured at the USDA Chapman Field Community Day on June 23, 2012

 

Help Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of USDA

 

  The magnificent and marvelous mango is the featured fruit at this year’s USDA-ARS Community Day at Chapman Field. Come join us and taste different varieties of mangos grown at this USDA research facility. Choose one of two new flowering trees which are available for free (limited supplies). Also 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, and educational booths that will reveal many more resources that are available to you!

 

This open house is FREE and open to the public!

 

When:   Saturday, June 23, 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.

 

Website:   http://www.ars.usda.gov/Main/docs.htm?docid=10134

 

Photo credits: Alan Meerow, USDA-ARS,  Ian Maguire, UF/TREC              

 


Last Modified: 6/18/2012