Gardening might be more wasteful than you think: consider plastic pots, plastic plant labels, and even the harmful chemicals that run off as waste into our environment and drinking water. In addition, chemical use and the drastic historical loss of native plants are impacting the pollinators and wildlife necessary to sustain plant life. However, gardening education can counter these negative impacts; it has even been shown to boost academic performance and is especially important for communities with low access to fresh foods (NPR).
For these reasons we are excited to be hosting a workshop to educate about eco-friendly urban farming and education initiatives with some incredible South Florida businesses and organizations. Join us to learn about the leading members of our community supporting the best practices in sustainable gardening, food availability, and farming education, and about how you can get involved. This event will last about an hour and will end with a quiz- winner will receive a Debris Free Oceans reusable bag and set of reusable straws!