Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Hosts “Mango Munchkins Cooking Class” for Kids

As a preview to the 20th anniversary of the International Mango Festival, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is hosting “Mango Munchkins Cooking Class,” a free event on Sunday, July 1 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. where children ages 5 to 12 can learn how to create healthy and delicious meals using the fruit at the tip of every Floridian’s tongue this summer: mangos.

Noris Ledesma, curator of tropical fruit and writer for the blog “For the Love of Mangos” at Fairchild, is teaching participants how to make mouthwatering mango popsicles and smoothies. Ten-year-old Paloma Fernandez is teaching her peers how to make a healthy mango pizza, a recipe she created herself.

“Mango Munchkins Cooking Class” gives a sneak peek into Fairchild’s buzzed-about International Mango Festival, which is celebrating its 20thanniversary on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15.

The cooking class takes place at the ShehanVisitorCenter in the Ballroom on the second floor at FairchildTropicalBotanic Garden, located at 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables, FL, 33156. This is a free event. There is a two guest limit per each child participating.Space is limited, so an RSVP in advance is strongly recommended. Please call Morgan Brooks at 305.667.1651, ext. 3303 to reserve a spot.

For more information, please visit the Mango Munchkins Cooking Class webpage.

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