January 2014

Wednesdays in January
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Garden Market
The Garden Market is a weekly farmers market that takes place rain or shine every Wednesday, January 8--April 16, 2014. (No market on February 12 and 19 due to the Boat Show at the Convention Center). Vendors from The Market Company will be selling freshly made bread from Zak the Baker, local produce and cheeses, greens from the Little Haiti Community Garden honey, soaps and more. Stop by during your lunch break or after work and let us help you figure out what to cook for dinner. The Garden Market is part of the Garden's efforts to provide green living solutions for the community. Supporting local farmers and crafters keeps more money and jobs in the Miami area, and fresher, more nutritious food in our bellies! Also every Wednesday, balance your mind and body with rejuvenating hatha yoga at 12:30 p.m. (read below for details).

Wednesday, January 8
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Green Book Club
The Green Book Club meets the second Wednesday of the month to discuss the previous month’s read. Come join the group for a conversation about Feeding the Hungry Ghost: Life, Faith, and What to Eat for Dinner by Ellen Kanner. Kanner is an award-winning food writer and fourth generation Floridian as well as a guest speaker at the Garden’s 2013 Annual Meeting. She offers an irreverent approach to bringing reverence into daily living and eating. Stories and recipies mix together in a meaningful book that will challenge you to decide: keep reading or start cooking? This book is available for sale at the Garden! The Green Book Club always welcomes new members and encourages meeting participation even if you have not read the whole book.

Thursday, January 9
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Mommy and Me Adventures in the Garden
Join Meldy Hernandez (RN, MPH, IYT) at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden to work one-on-one with your child to experience tactile learning in a beautiful setting. Meldy’s multisensory class uses song, dance, games, garden stories, show and tell, art, and seed planting activities to engage the child’s natural curiosity. This enriching class specially designed for toddlers and their caregivers gets everybody involved in the garden, engages a sense of wonder and discovery and nourishes the parent-child bond. Not sure you want to take the whole course? A special introductory class is available for only $10, the cost of which can be applied to the full course registration.

This is an 8 week curriculum designed for working in pairs with your little one between 1 and 3 years of age. Each class lasts 45 minutes and will be taught outside in the Garden. Sign up with a friend and receive a discount! All children must attend with one adult, with the exception of siblings. There is a fee of $40 per sibling. Each week brings a different theme which builds upon what was covered previously.

Session schedule:

Week 1: Meet Ms. Sun and Mr. Rainbow
Week 2: Flower Power
Week 3: Butterflies in the Sky
Week 4: Let’s Grow Veggies
Week 5: Tickle a Tree
Week 6: Fly Like a Bird
Week 7: Where are the Bees?
Week 8: Fruity Dance Party

Pricing Structure and Dates:

Introductory Class and Q&A session: $10
Thursday, January 9 -9:30-10:15 a.m. 
$10 (to be applied to course tuition)

Full Course: $100/child
Thursdays, January 16 - March 13 (no class on February 13)
Sibling discount $40

Full Course Sign Up with Friend: $90/child
Thursdays, January 16 - March 13  (no class on February 13)

Saturday, January 11
10 a.m. to Noon
Saturday Seminar: All About Orchids
Orchids are a South Florida flower staple both in the garden and on the coffeetable, but how many times have you had to throw away an orchid after it’s finished blooming? Learn how to keep these plants around season through season, and discover new species in our free seminar on orchids.

Thursday, January 30
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Taste of the Garden
One of South Florida's most exciting culinary experiences returns to the Miami Beach Botanical Garden as 20 premier chefs and mixologists create a magical outdoor dining experience. Enjoy live entertainment and place your bids in the silent auction for hotel stays, exquisite jewelry and restaurant certificates. All while sampling dinners, desserts and drinks crafted by both established and up-and-coming restaurants and fine dining purveyors. This is an exclusive event with a limit of 250 guests. All proceeds benefit the Garden and environmental education programming. Tickets are $85 before January 25, $100 after.

Wednesdays in January
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Rejuvenating Hatha Yoga
These lunchtime yoga sessions encompass a blend of strenthening, stretching and relaxation. Instructor Terra-Nova (RYT) brings a different theme to class each week that prepares you mentally for the rest of your day, and the rest of your life. Terra-Nova trained at the South Beach Green Monkey yoga studio where she studied a wide variety of yoga forms and philosophies from Ashtanga and Vinyasa, to Iyengar and Kundalini. Students of all experience and levels are invited to pursue a higher state of consciousness and refresh the mind and body. Mats are available on a first-come first serve basis. Suggested donation of $5 for members $10 non-members.