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WPB's Mounts Botanical Garden to Celebrate EARTH DAY

The Friends of Mounts Botanical Garden today announced that Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest public garden will be celebrating Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.  In addition to Mounts, the “Go Green” event is being co-sponsored by the Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Service and the Florida Atlantic Region of Hadassah’s Green Team.

“At this special Celebration of the Planet, we will present short seminars in which attendees can learn about the environment and how every person can make a difference, one step at a time,” says event organizer Beverly Miller, a member of the Mounts board of directors. “This festive Earth Day event will also include delicious refreshments of tropical fruit, salads and desserts, followed by guided tours and photo shoots of Mounts Botanical Garden, which is one of South Florida’s true environmental treasures.”

Lloyd Singleton, landscape manager at The Breakers Palm Beach, will give the keynote speech on Earth Day. His topic: Growing Local, Buying Local, Eating Local.

Teri Jabour, program coordinator at Grassy Waters Preserve, Office Sustainability with the City of West Palm Beach (and another member of the Mounts board) will discuss How to make Every Day Earth Day and Greening Your City.

Faculty of the Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Service will also give Earth Day presentations:

+ Reducing Your Carbon Footprint at Home - presented by Maisielin Ross

+ Poison-Proof Your Garden – presented by William L. Schall

+ Sweet Future: Sugar & the Everglades – presented by Ron Rice, Ph.D.

“When it comes to Earth Day at Mounts Botanical Garden, we urge everyone to LIVE IT/WEAR IT/SHARE IT with 500 million people in 175 countries, who are all celebrating the planet starting on April 22,” said Miller.

For information about celebrating Earth Day at Mounts Botanical Garden or to RSVP, please call Beverly Miller at 561.491.8090 or 267.246.7782.

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