Project EverGreen, the nationally-recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and enhance green spaces, will open its “Backyard Nature: Living GREEN” exhibit at the Imaginarium Science Center in Ft. Myers, Fla. on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.
Project EverGreen, as part of its GreenCare for Communities program, and the Imaginarium have partnered to create southwest Florida’s newest green exhibit, a landscape designed to give local families ideas for going green in their own backyards. The six-zone garden is strategically laid out to show how a properly landscaped exterior can have multiple positive impacts on the greater environment and showcases the best plants for Florida climates and soils.
“The Project EverGreen “Backyard Nature: Living GREEN” exhibit is both fun and educational, for adults and children alike,” said Project EverGreen Executive Director, Cindy Code. “Our goal is to show Florida residents how ‘going green’ extends beyond the home, how to make the most of their backyards and how easy it is to be environmentally-friendly on even the most limited of budgets. Thank you to the Imaginarium and our wonderful sponsors for helping to make this garden bloom.”
Project EverGreen worked with the following local partners from the plant, sod, fertilizer and growers industry to place a focus on the forefront of green innovation: Wells Fargo, Eagle Scout Troop 316, Florida Pest Management Association, Estate Landscaping & Lawn Management, Florida Nursery Grower Landscape Association, Florida Sod Growers Cooperative, Green by Design, Florida Fertilizer & Agrichemical Association, Bethel Farms, King Landscaping, Elata Natives, Juniper Landscaping, Coastal Irrigation & Plumbing, Mainscapes Irrigation, Florida Irrigation Society, Triple J. Grassing, and Estate Landscaping & Lawn Management.
An invitation-only ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Ft. Myers Mayor Randy Henderson will take place at 9:30 a.m. The exhibit will open to the public at 10 a.m. Admission to the Imaginarium is free for members and children under two. Regular entry fees are $12 for adults and $8 for students. To see a site map of the exhibit, find out more about the grand opening event and learn about Project EverGreen, please visit http://www.projectevergreen.com/ftmyers.