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North Florida Biblical Gardens Club


North Florida Biblical Gardens Club

The club studies Biblical plants and flowers to gain insights to their importance in the ancient (and modern world). Tips on growing the Bible flora are part of the clubs goals

Location: High Springs, Florida
Members: 4
Latest Activity: Jun 18, 2010

Meeting Schedule for 2010-2011

North Central Florida Biblical Gardens Club
3:30-5:00 PM
The Oasis at High Springs
25914 NW 182 Ave
High Springs, FL 32643
Contact: Dr Ed Bez at 352-301-1445

June 6
August 1
October 3
December 5

February 6
April 3
June 5
August 7
October 2
December 4

Discussion Forum

Faba vulgaris or Broad bean and other legumes in the Bible

Started by Dr. Ed Bez Jun 18, 2010. 0 Replies

SACRED AND USEFUL PLANTS: LEGUMES The family of legumes is huge. There are string and shell beans from America; scarlet runners and limas from Central America; cowpea or black-eyed peas and asparagus…Continue

Tags: lentils, beans, faba, fava, legumes

Plants of the Passover

Started by Dr. Ed Bez Apr 10, 2010. 0 Replies

The following PowerPoint presentation is self-guided. It explores the variety of flora used in the celebration of Passover from its biblical origin ( Exodus 12, Numbers 9) to modern Jewish practice. Continue

Tags: flora, Passover, herbs

Frankincense and Myrrh: resins that still resonate!

Started by Dr. Ed Bez Dec 6, 2009. 0 Replies

Frankincense (Boswellia sacra)Frankincense literally means “free-burning”.1. Also call Olibanuma. Which may be the Arabic al-luban or “that which results from milking”b. Or it may refer to the “oil…Continue

Tags: olibanum, incense, myrrh, frankincense

Go FIG-ure: a short study of biblical figs and fig trees

Started by Dr. Ed Bez Oct 5, 2009. 0 Replies

Go FIG -ure: Study of The Fig and Fig Tree in the BibleFrom Twigs to FigsInstructor: Dr. Ed Bez, Biblical Botanical Gardens SocietyGiven at the High Springs Public Library, Sunday, October 4,…Continue

Tags: carica, Ficus, trees, fig, figs

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Comment by Katherine W. Yates on October 5, 2009 at 9:06pm
Elizabeth and I thoroughly enjoyed your lecture and discussion on the fig last Sunday afternoon. We both look forward to future events.

Katherine Yates (Kay)

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