Event Title

Mangos and Mango Trees

Location

The Kampong

Event Website

http://ecohumanities.fiu.edu/june16/

Start Date

16-6-2016 6:45 PM

End Date

16-6-2016 9:00 PM

Description

Many Miami homes have mango trees in their yards, a legacy of past agricultural development, housing promoters’ efforts to create a tropical paradise, and global plant exploration spearheaded by people like David Fairchild, whose home is preserved as The Kampong. Everyone has a story to tell about their mangos, and the trees themselves have stories to tell. Their seasonal rhythms change in response to changing temperature and rainfall; their trunks and branches show the legacy of past natural disasters. Neighbors share fruit with each other and with the birds, squirrels, and insects that pass through our region. Hear more about what can mangos and mango trees can tell us about the changing city and our place in it. Consider what we’ve lost and found as we’ve remade South Florida from the original everglades to a major metropolitan area.

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Jun 16th, 6:45 PM Jun 16th, 9:00 PM

Mangos and Mango Trees

The Kampong

Many Miami homes have mango trees in their yards, a legacy of past agricultural development, housing promoters’ efforts to create a tropical paradise, and global plant exploration spearheaded by people like David Fairchild, whose home is preserved as The Kampong. Everyone has a story to tell about their mangos, and the trees themselves have stories to tell. Their seasonal rhythms change in response to changing temperature and rainfall; their trunks and branches show the legacy of past natural disasters. Neighbors share fruit with each other and with the birds, squirrels, and insects that pass through our region. Hear more about what can mangos and mango trees can tell us about the changing city and our place in it. Consider what we’ve lost and found as we’ve remade South Florida from the original everglades to a major metropolitan area.

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