Our new Fresh For Kids program is designed to engage multiple generations in Heathcote Botanical Garden’s mission of education and the conservation of green space. These classes are the perfect opportunity for kids to have a creative experience in the garden.
Class #1: Growing Your Own Pineapples!
Our first class is lead by Heathcote member, volunteer and retired science teacher Robert H. Pike. You and your kids will be inspired and educated in the cultivation of pineapples at your own home.
Of all the fruits and vegetables Robert has grown, pineapples have been the easiest and most rewarding for him. He’s grown tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, and many annuals and perennials. He’s had Mango, Orange, and Key Lime trees on his property, and has grown many herbs; but nothing has been easier than the pineapple. He says they don’t need much water or attention but they do need patience – they take 18 months to two years or more to come to fruit.
Come and learn about the interesting history of South Florida Pineapples and “plant” your own pineapple on Saturday, June 10th at 10:00am.
The class is $5.00 for members and $10 for non-members.
Pots and soil are included.
Please note: One adult is required for every three children in the class.
Registration is required.
The only thing you need to bring is the top of a pineapple and the desire to have some fun with the family!