Citrus Collection Renewal at Redland Fruit and Spice Park
The countdown to Super Bowl LIV is on. With just weeks to go, the celebration of the big game will be marked with a “green week” of community environmental events. The events will focus on community garden building and tree planting, sharing thousands of new and gently used books, pieces of sports equipment and school supplies with local students in need, giving residents an opportunity to drop off and responsibly recycle E-Waste at no charge, and continuing work on a coral restoration project. The National Football League, NFL sustainability sponsor Verizon, the Miami Dolphins and the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee developed a series of initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of Super Bowl LIV activities and leave a positive “green” legacy in greater Miami’s Super Bowl host community as part of the NFL’s Huddle for 100, which is an effort to have people donate their time to total 100 million minutes volunteered in honor of the NFL’s 100th season.
Volunteers from NFL sponsor Anheuser-Busch will team up with volunteers from the Dolphins’ Special Teams, Verizon Green and the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee to renew and reinterpret the citrus fruit collection at the Redland Fruit and Spice Park by planting 20 new, curated specimens in raised planter boxes along a new aesthetically pleasing pathway. Citrus has long been a significant part of Florida agriculture. By addressing its iconic status, the project will interpret past success and current challenges to the commercial industry and home grower alike. Anheuser-Busch is providing funding for this project in partnership with Verizon and NFL Green.
Fruit and Spice Park is the only tropical botanical garden of its kind in the United States. The Park’s tropical climate can be found nowhere else in the continental U.S. and hosts more than 500 varieties of fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, nuts and other commercially important plant specimens from around the world.
Volunteers should wear close-toed shoes, wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty, work gloves if you have them, protection from the sun (sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses), and bring a refillable water bottle.
Homestead, FL 33031-1708
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