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A Stamp of Approval

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

On February 21st, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden participated in a special unveiling of the new “orchid” stamps from the United States Postal Service (USPS). The ceremony took place at the American Orchid Society Library right here in the Garden.

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Taking iPhone Pictures To The Next Level

Monday, March 9, 2020

By Kristin Wallace

Like many people, I enjoy the convenience and ease of taking pictures with my iPhone. I’m “mature” enough to remember a time when we had to drop off film in a little canister and then wait a week to get the pictures back. The introduction of one-hour film development seemed like the work of magic.

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The History of Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Ahh…Valentine’s Day. The time of year where we celebrate love. Today, we associate the holiday with chocolate, flowers, and romantic dinners. However, Valentine’s Day actually has a pretty dark past.

So, how did we come to associate this day with Cupid and cute cards? Here’s a short history of the most romantic day of the year.

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Never Stop Learning

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

6 Reasons Why Taking Classes at Fairchild Is Good For You

Learning does not have to end once you leave school. In fact, you should make it a point to learn something every day. There are many benefits of taking classes as an adult, whether it’s creating a painting, taking photographs, cooking or planting a garden. Fairchild believes in educating people of all ages, which is why we always have a full slate of classes.

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The History of Chocolate

Friday, January 24, 2020

If you want to thank someone for the gift of chocolate, tip your hat to the ancient Mayans and Olmecs of southern Mexico. However, you probably wouldn’t want to eat the type of chocolate they consumed. It’s hard to believe, but for centuries, chocolate was bitter and almost inedible, even as it was regarded as a delicacy.

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The Chocolate Garden Family Baking Challenge Takes Center Stage During Chocolate Garden

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Put on your bakers hat, grab some chocolate, and get your bake on! Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden is searching for the best baking family in South Florida. Help us find the next great chocolate recipe.

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