The Miami Branch of USGBC Florida strives to make an impact in our local communities through educational offerings, strategic partnerships, and service projects designed to spread awareness about the relationship between sustainability and the built environment.A great example is this year's two-part Green Apple Day of Service project at Fienberg-Fisher K-8 Center in connection with the Miami Beach Family Day of Service.
Additionally, Andrew Pego of Foliage Design Systems of Miami worked with the students and other USGBC and community volunteers to plant a Sensory Garden filled with fragment herbs. FDS donated 200+ starter plants that were planted into tires (Great reuse! See pictures below ... ), and the terrific, enthusiastic team of onsite volunteers carried donated soil and mulch to help complete the planting. Our Sensory Garden project will provide a safe place for students who are disabled to see, smell, touch and explore the world in ways that they wouldn’t often otherwise get a chance to experience.
All in all, this year's Green Apple Day of Service project was a wonderful learning experience for all, a major benefit for this community ... and great fun!