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Friday, February 10, 2017

EL FABULOSO "BOTANISCHER GARTEN BERLIN"



By Sergio Cedeno
https://www.facebook.com/sergio.cedenoamador?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

President
Ecuador Mango Association



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El Invernadero mas grande del mundo , el GROBE TROPUNHAUS







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El "JARDIN BOTANICO DE BERLIN" es uno de los 4 más famosos del mundo y actualmente pertenece a la Universidad Libre de Berlin.



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Construído entre 1.897 y 1.910 por Adolf Engler tiene 46 hectáreas con 6.000 metros cuadrados de invernaderos que hasta 1.950 eran calentados con 1.500 toneladas de carbon.


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El Jardín cuenta con 22.000 especies de plantas de todo el mundo, un enorme "Museo de Botánica", el famoso "Herbario" con miles de plantas disecadas y una "Biblioteca de Botánica"


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Todos los visitantes van primero a conocer el Invernadero más grande del mundo el espectacular GROBE TROPENHAUS ,con 25 metros de altura y con estructura de hierro y vidrio donde viven cientos de plantas y árboles tropicales 


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como el bambú gigante ( Dendrocalamos giganteus),

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cacao, 

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fruta de pan, caimito, café, ceibos, laureles , bromelias, 

Pina:

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helechos, cactus, etc

El JARDIN BOTANICO DE BERLIN forma parte de la organizacion BGCI( Botanic Gardens Conservation International) la misma que agrupa a 800 Jardines Botánicos de todo el mundo que se dedican no sólo a coleccionar y conservar las plantas para protegerlas de la extinción sino también a estudiarlas y difundirlas por todo el mundo.

Sólo la admiración por las plantas me dió fuerzas para caminar kilómetros del jardín con 6 grados bajo cero!!



Dr. Richard Campbell Leaves Fairchild Tropical Botanical gardens and Formalizes long standing relationship with Cirulli Brothers






Dr. Richard Campbell Leaves Fairchild, Takes New Post



http://ediblesouthflorida.ediblecommunities.com/food-thought/dr-richard-campbell-leaves-fairchild-takes-new-post


JANUARY 24, 2017






Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's longtime tropical fruit curator, horticulture director and colorful face of the annual International Mango Festival, Dr. Richard Campbell, is leaving after 20 years to take a position at Ciruli Brothers, a third-generation, family owned grower-shipper of fruits and vegetables. 



Campbell had worked over the years with Ciruli Brothers in a consulting capacity, notably on the Champagne Mango and will now act as Chief Science Officer with additional responsibilities in global procurement. Also a contributor to edible South Florida, Campbell says he's looking forward to the new challenge but will also continue maintaining his own family farm in South Florida, where he lives with his wife and three sons.


In the course of his career at Fairchild, Campbell adroitly balanced horticultural research, including characterization of tropical fruit cultivars, including mango, jackfruit, mamey sapote, sapodilla and canistel, with a showman's gift for educating the public about tropical fruit. 


As an organizer of the annual International Mango Festival each summer, Campbell not only assembled hundreds of mangos from their top collection, he also talked up each variety at the festival's Mango Auction, where bids for a plate of a few choice mangos could reach upwards of $100.


 Fans turned out to hear his often outlandish – but always entertaining – tales of mangos "so good he'd fight his mama for them." 


Campbell and Dr. Noris Ledesma, his colleague in the tropical fruit program, also brought attention to their adventures in the 2012 documentary The Fruit Hunters.



Campbell's new position combines his horticultural skills with responsibilities in growing the company. 



Fans, take heart – he will continue writing his Sustainable Living columns for edible South Florida, inspired by his family, his travels and, occasionally, a passing meteor.