The Monthly meeting of the South Dade Garden Club takes place on the second Thursday of the month at the usual location — Fruit & Spice Park community room at 24801 SW 187th Avenue, starting at 7pm.
Hosts for this evening are: Pearl and Krystal Ingleton and Saralee Silverglade.
Subject: The Fascinating Process of Pollination
Our guest speaker is Barbara McAdams, Urban Horticulturist Program Specialist for the University of Florida Extension office in Homestead, speaking on birds, bees and other pollinators.
Pollination is the transfer of pollen from a male part of a plant to a female part of a plant, enabling later fertilization and the production of seeds, most often by an animal or by wind. Pollinating agents are animals such as insects, birds, and bats; water; wind; and even plants themselves, when self-pollination occurs within a closed flower. Pollination often occurs within a species. When pollination occurs between species it can produce hybrid offspring in nature and in plant breeding work.
South Florida’s oldest garden club was established in 1924 and continues the tradition of sharing the love and appreciation for the abundant tropical species of South Florida, and the spirit of camaraderie among its members. As always, members and guests are welcome. Refreshments will be served after the program. The public is welcome to attend. Bring a friend!