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Miami-Dade Community College Environmental Center

April of 2002 was a flurry of activity due to planning, coordinating, and installing several FYN Demonstration Landscapes around the County. Our nicest Demonstration Landscape to date is the one at the Miami-Dade Community College Environmental Center (MDCC-EC), which is located on the west side of the MDCC Kendall Campus.

Location of FYN Demonstration Landscape at MDCC Kendall Campus

Stacy Mandell of the MDCC-EC, Audrey Ordenes of Citizens for a Better South Florida, and FYN personnel planned and coordinated this project. We would like to thank H&H Land Clearing of Homestead for donating the rock plow that was used to crush the solid limestone rock into a workable soil. 

We promoted the first installation date, 27 April, as a Family and Volunteer Day, and we got numerous volunteers to help us plant. Ms. Maria Jordan then brought a group of students from South Dade Senior High School to continue the installation of the smaller plants on 22 May. We completed planting (finally!) on 10 August, thanks to another great group of volunteers.

FYN Demonstration Landscape design

FYN Demonstration Landscape plant list

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"Before" photos of the site (Fall 2001)

"During" photos -- site preparation (20 April 2002)


"During" photos -- laying the mulch pathways (25 April 2002)


"During" photos -- Family Day planting (27 April 2002)


"During" photos -- Volunteer planting (10 August 2002)

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