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Volunteer as a gardener
September 19, 2016 — Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces

Enjoy being part of a vital volunteer community that keeps the grounds beautiful and the trees and flowering plants blooming.  

Volunteers will enjoy free admission to the Fruit & Spice Park, located at 24801 SW 187th Avenue in Homestead. No experience is necessary. Training will be provided.

The volunteer program is open to high-school and college students (including university clubs⁄frats⁄sororities), as well as civic and corporate groups who want to work for a day, a week, a month, or year-round. This is a great way for students to earn community service hours and for everyone to experience impactful community service, as they develop horticulture and gardening skills.

Volunteers will be assigned age-appropriate hands-on work. Work times will be pre-arranged. Participants should be prepared for the outdoors, bringing their own water, sunscreen and insect repellent.

For more information on becoming a Fruit and Spice Park volunteer, contact Louise King at louking@miamidade.gov or 305-242-7934.

The Preston B. Bird/Mary Heinlein Fruit & Spice Park grows more than 500 varieties of sub-tropical fruits, herbs, spices, vegetables and nuts from around the world on 39 lush acres in the agricultural Redland. The park offers daily botanical tours, fruit tasting and naturalist led workshops.

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