Every School Should Have A Garden

Love this graphic from Grow Food Not Lawns and it reminded me of a Miami Herald article I read earlier this year about Leewood K-8 Center public school in Miami. Seventh-grade science teacher, Angela Holbrook, started the project with her class August 2012. They planted an organic food garden near their classroom, and students from

Top Five Simple Green Trends in US Households

Top Five Green Trends This Week: Egg Shells and Gardens (via U.S. Green Technology) For help with writing your resume, networking with employers, and finding your perfect energy job, visit the CareerBuilder Resource Center at U.S. Green Technology right away! Yes, we all have been taught the three R’s required to create a healthy planet

When Kids Grow Kale, Kids Eat Kale

“When Kids Grow Kale, Kids Eat Kale.” That is one of the many seeds of wisdom found in this TED Talk by Ron Finley, “a guerrilla gardener” in South Central Los Angeles. “Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance,

Tips To Keep Your Miami Backyard Green (as in Eco-Friendly)

In Miami, we are fortunate to have wonderful weather to keep our landscapes beautiful all year long. The downside is that we also deal with more pests than our northern neighbors. All the more reason to consider the natural pest control and the other eco-friendly ideas in this article from Green Building Elements: Guest Post:

Fairchild Garden’s Butterfly Conservatory And Science Village Seeks USGBC LEED Certification

Fairchild Garden's World Class Butterfly Conservatory And Science Village To Open On Saturday, December 1, 2012 (via PR Newswire) Download image CORAL GABLES, Fla., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s state-of-the-art DiMare Science Village, covering more than 25,000 square feet and featuring The Clinton Family Conservatory featuring a splendid butterfly exhibit, the

Top Five Autumn “Green” Tips For South Florida

Happy Mabon! While it may not feel like it to those of us in South Florida, today is the Autumnal Equinox – the first day of fall. Media sources are full of energy-saving tips for those in the north to “winterize” their homes; but what about the Sunshine State? Are there any seasonal “green” recommendations

Historic Trees Donated to Future Site of Miami’s Museum Park

NBC 6 South Florida reports that Swire Properties has donated forty trees from their Brickell CitiCentre site to the future Pérez Art Museum Miami site. The trees, including historic oaks, gumbo limbos and strangler figs, range from 25 to 150 years old. Arborist Lisa Hammer is overseeing the excavation and the loading the giant trees onto

Five Reasons to Compost in Miami-Dade

1. Composting is easy! As easy as throwing away your garbage, in fact. Simply separate compostable garbage into a separate bin. 2. Composting is saves money! Compost doesn’t require any fancy equipment, but it will save you money by reducing what you spend for fertilizers and potting soils. 3. Composting is good for your garden!

Park(ing) Day in Coconut Grove This Friday

The US Green Building Council’s South Florida Chapter Emerging Professionals will be participating in this Friday’s “Park(ing) Day,” a worldwide event that inspires city dwellers everywhere to transform metered parking spots into temporary parks.  Started in 2005, Park(ing) Day is a way to draw attention to the need for more public parks in urban areas. This year’s local event is