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South Dade Senior High School
Agriscience Class Project -- Summer 2001

Jody Haynes, FYN Program Extension Agent, and Laura Vasquez, FYN Program Assistant, worked with South Dade Senior High School (SDSHS) teachers--Ms. Maria Jordan, Mr. Tom Privett, Mr. John Burkowski, Ms. Linda Israel, Mrs. Kameshia Mathis, and Mrs. Lynn Hunt (Program Coordinator)--and the students of the summer 2001 Agriscience class to develop a 14' X 22' FYN Demonstration Garden just outside the door to the main office at SDSHS in Homestead. Below are "before", "during", and "after" photos documenting the project.

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used in the FYN Demonstration Garden

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"Before" photos
(taken 10 July 2001)

Photos of the landscape plot just outside of the SDSHS main 
office door that will become the FYN Demonstration Garden
"During" photos
( taken 17 July 2001)
Demonstration Garden before being cleared Ms. Jordan giving instructions Students beginning to remove existing plants, stumps, old irrigation hoses, etc.
Students continuing to clear the FYN Demonstration Garden area
Finishing up Preparing to haul away the plants and landscaping timbers to make way for new plantings Clearing process took only about 15 minutes!
( taken 23 July 2001)
Mr. Fernandez bringing additional soil to Demonstration Garden area Ms. Jordan pulling weeds Students leveling soil
Laura and Ms. Jordan Jody arranging plants Students installing plants in Demonstration Garden
Mr. Privett (far left), Jody (middle left), Laura (far right), and the students installing plants
Laura, Ms. Jordan, and Mr. Privett overseeing the final installations The gang carefully moving the official SDSHS seal from its original location (at which it resided since 1953) to the new Demonstration Garden
Ms. Jordan, Laura, and Jody put on finishing touches to the Mr. Privett looks on The gang behind the SDSHS seal in its new location FYN Demonstration Garden nearly finished; entire planting process took only 1-1/2 hours! Closeup of SDSHS seal in its new location within the FYN Demonstration Garden
( taken 26 July 2001)
  Ms. Jordan overseeing (left) and students installing (right) mulch in the FYN Demonstration Garden  
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