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Fairchild's Edible Garden Festival This Weekend: Grow Your Own (Veggies)

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If you're a fan of growing (legal) herbs in your backyard or you want to start, check out Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's Edible Garden Festival this weekend.

The garden will open its gates on Saturday and Sunday to amateur gardeners with ongoing lectures and cooking and gardening demonstrations.

Don't think that the weekend's one big lesson in mulch -- a fall beer

garden will allow you to sample about a dozen fall beers and ales

including Abita Pecan Harvest, Sierra Nevada Tumbler, Florida Beer

Company's Conchtoberfest, and Brooklyn Brewery's Post Road Pumpkin Ale.

Free

yoga classes in the morning for you and the kids will give you a zen

start to a day devoted to gardening, beekeeping, and planting.

The

garden will host a plant sale to get your garden started. And don't

worry if you don't have a green thumb. (You can always buy fresh local

produce at the onsite farmer's market and say you grew those juicy

tomatoes. We'll never tell.

The festival runs Saturday and

Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free for members, $25

for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up and $12 for children 6-17. Free

admission for active military personnel and you get a $5 eco-discount if

you walk or bike to the gardens. Click here for a $2 off coupon.

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