Bringing joy and nature to local children’s home

  • Location
    Saint Petersburg, Florida
  • Status

The Problem

Our wish for this project is to build some fun games like corn hole to encourage the children in this orphanage to come outside and play. The children in this home are removed from their families because of abuse and we want to do whatever we can to make this a more inviting place to be. We also wish to plant some Florida Native plants and trees as well as a butterfly and herb garden to beautify the property these children live on and to educate the children on the environment and give them a beautiful place to live and play.

Our Plan

The Roots and Shoots class will be involved in building and painting a game of corn hole. We will put together a landscaping plan to submit to the children's home and then attend the green thumb festival and reach out to local Florida Native nurseries to purchase trees and plants that they approve. I will bring books to read to the kids about Monarch butterflies and gardens and then ask if any of them want to be involved in the actual planting. We will then plan a time that the children in the home who want to be involved can help us plant the butterfly and herb garden as well as any trees and plants. We will leave instructions on how to care for the plants and gardens. I will make follow up visits to help the children look for butterfly eggs and caterpillars and to encourage the use of the herbs in the garden as well as helping them make observations about the Florida Native plants and the wildlife that they are attracting. We would like to provide books to the Children's home on all of these topics as well as identification guides.

Themes Addressed

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    Community Enhancement

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