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Saturday, Apr. 11th 2015

ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS

Chocolate: From Treasure to Treat

From cacao to chocolate - rainforest treasure to luscious treat. Chocolate has been many things to many people over the years. Learn about the life cycle of the Cacao tree, then journey through history to get the complete story behind the tasty treat that we call chocolate. From the time of the Mayans and Aztecs, to pre-industrial Europe and finally to the present, explore how humans have used and processed these bitter tasting seeds. Finally discover the role and impact of chocolate on the rainforest ecosystems where it grows. During the videoconference, test your knowledge of chocolate while learning about this amazing plant and its history.

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Healing Plants

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Human Impacts on Ecosystems

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Organic Gardening

Around the world, gardeners, farmers, and ranchers are working the land in a more sustainable way producing and distributing food and fiber. Schools are also employing ways to create and sustain a more environmentally friendly area for their students. Discover how you can improve the quality of soil and variety of wildlife of your gardens without having to use harmful fertilizers or pesticides.

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The Fishway

We’ll explore this key component in the restoration of Cootes Paradise Marsh, the largest freshwater wetland restoration project of its kind in North America.

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The Nature of Our Holiday Season

When you think of this time of year, what smells and colours come to mind? Pine, gingerbread, mulled cider, green, and red? These are related to plants that have been used to celebrate our winter holidays for over 2,000 years within different cultures. In fact, most of the plants that we use today for holidays have long histories and amazing stories from ancient times. These stories come from all around the world, and are part of many religions and beliefs…

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The Orchid House

With Orchid Society gardeners, explore the diversity of orchids found worldwide and their unique survival adaptations.

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