Project EverGreen, a 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.
The Imaginarium and Project EverGreen, as part of its GreenCare for Communities program, have partnered to create southwest Florida’s newest green exhibit, a landscape designed to give local families ideas for going green in their own back yards.
The six-zone garden is strategically laid out to show how a properly landscaped exterior can have multiple positive impacts on the greater environment. It also 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 back yards, and how easy it is to be environmentally friendly on even the most limited of budgets.”
An invitation-only ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Ft. Myers Mayor Randy Henderson will take place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The exhibit will open to the public at 10 a.m.
Admission to the Imaginarium is free for members and children younger than 2. 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.
Project EverGreen worked with the following local partners from the plant, sod, fertilizer, and growers industry: 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.