During most of our lame, suburban upbringing, we figured all food was made by lab-coat-clad fascists on petri-dish assembly lines. We still have Styrofoam stuck between our teeth from all of that processed goodness. Later in life, though, we discovered that real food actually grows in dirt you know, that brown stuff we cover with parking lots. Then one day, we were rolling our own ciggies when it hit us: Plants do a lot more than give us something to smoke. In fact, we cant breathe without them. Thats why the 70th annual Ramble, a garden festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, is so cool. This Friday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., there will be more than 15,000 plants for sale, and thats enough oxygen to get you high on life. There will also be a fresh herb market, garden-related artwork, a world of organic chocolates, and plenty other awesome eats, including fresh mango/passion fruit ice cream. To top it all off, there will be an old and rare book sale full of those funny analog versions of the iPad.
Saturdays, Sundays, 9:30 a.m. Starts: Nov. 13. Continues through Nov. 14, 2010