THE HISTORY OF THE WORD OF THE WORD IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD

Mangos and Mango Trees

THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016

from 6:45pm – 9:00pm

The Kampong | 4013 Douglas Road , Miami, FL 33133

ABOUT THE EVENT

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.

 

Come to this event prepared to hear from to local humanities scholars and horticulturists and also to participate in small group discussions.

The event is free, but registration is requested and space is limited.
For tickets, please visit bit.ly/MangoCafe

FEATURING

LarryShokman
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Larry Schokman

Director Emeritus of The Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden
Michael_Maunder
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Michael Maunder

Associate Dean for Research Engagement, College of Arts, Sciences, and Education at FIU and the Director of The Kampong
JessicaRosenberg
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Jessica Rosenberg

Professor of English at the University of Miami
Emily_Warschefsky
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Emily Warschefsky

Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Biological Science at Florida International University
RogerHorne
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Roger Horne

Director of Community Health Initiatives for Urban GreenWorks
6:45pm

Tour of David Fairchild’s mango collection with Larry Schokman, Horticulturis
Gather at the entrance to the estate from the parking lot


7:30pm

Mango Café – Lightening Round Lectures and Discussion

  • Michael Maunder, Director of The Kampong
  • Jessica Rosenberg, Department of English, University of Miami
  • Roger Horne, Urban Greenworks
  • Emily Warschefsky, Department of Biology, FIU
Co-Sponsored by the The Kampong–National Tropical Botanical Garden, Catalyst Miami, and the FIU Ecohumanities for Cities in Crisis Project

Funded in part through the Humanities in the Public Square Initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities