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Frank C. Martin Elementary School
April 2002

Mrs. Donna Kalil and Mrs. Jenny Martinez, of the Frank C. Martin  PTA, envisioned creating a hardwood hammock on school grounds. Designed as an outdoor classroom, the plant species chosen for this unique FYN Demonstration Landscape were from a book entitled The Missing Gator of Gumbo Limbo, which is studied by all 4th-graders at Frank C. Martin Elementary. Other plants were chosen for their attractiveness to birds and butterflies. Plants were donated by the Nature Conservancy, the South Florida Audubon Society, and the University of Florida / Miami-Dade County Extension FYN program. On April 13, their dream became reality!

Below are photos taken before, during, and after the creation of this 
demonstration landscape. Click on the thumbnail photos to enlarge them.

"Before" photos

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"During" photos
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