Native Community Nurseries
How can you Save Miami on 15 minutes a day? You are the missing ingredient.
Start a small nursery at your:
* Community Center
* House of worship
It is easy, fun, educational, and it will help us Save Miami from the causes of Sea Level Rise while also making our homes safer from its dangers.
It doesn't require much space. Most sites have a space between buildings, a corner nobody uses, an area under a tree, or even a roof-top. It could be a back yard or a balcony.
Urban Paradise Guild currently operates with zero funding. We need native plants and trees for our habitat projects. People need habitat plants and fruit trees for their homes. Where will these plants come from?
Nurseries run by Volunteers will water plants sprouted by Volunteers from seed gathered by Volunteers. Volunteers will gather supplies for the nurseries and transplant as the trees grow. Trees will be planted by Volunteers in neighborhoods and parks around Miami-Dade County.
The First NCN (Native Community Nursery) was started at the Belafonte TACOLCY Center in Liberty City in May 2009, and it is going strong. In July we started on at Miami Dade College North. Oleta River State Park already had a nursery, but it was mostly neglected and empty. Now it is overflowing.
Do you know of an available space? Will you be helping water the plants? Get a few friends involved, and it is even less work.
To get involved, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Nursery for (insert your neighborhood)".
If we have enough of the right plants, we will create Urban Paradise together.