Category Archives: Blog

Field Trip to The Rusty Pelican and Paradise Gardens

This past Saturday we had the chance to go on an exciting field trip! First, we went to The Rusty Pelican where we toured the kitchen and learned about cooking operations in a popular and busy restaurant. Afterwards, we piled in the van and drove down to Paradise Farms, which is a top producer of organic fruits and vegetables for Miami-area restaurants. We got to pick and taste delicious fresh fruit, see how to grow Micro Greens, Mushrooms, Jack Fruit, and more. It was a beautiful place – it even had a natural pond surrounded by trees and filled with fish. We had a blast. Want to see photos of our adventure? Click Here.

Saturdays by the Bay 6/21/2014

This past Saturday we took a plant identification walk around the island.

Seth and Nina stand in front of the Coco Plum- which bears an edible fruit, that some students tried.

Joseph stands underneath the Sable Palm. Next to it is a Red Mangrove growing strangely far away from the shore.

Antonio is closely inspecting this old Green Buttonwood!

Seth, Antoni0 and Harvey have identified the Sea Grape tree after seeing a couple on our walk. This tree also produces a fruit that is edible. They are not yet ripe but will be by mid-late July.

Here we have our lovely Half-Flower models- Paula and Cindy. This native plant grows in the dunes as well as the hammock. It is called the half flower commonly because the little white flowers look like a whole flower cut in half.

Seth, Brittany and Joseph stand next to the Strangler fig. A member of the Ficus family, this tree grows tall and wide and provides plenty of shade.

After our walk we made lunch and worked on completing an art project that soon will be revealed to the public! Stay tuned for details.

Here we all are having a group discussion about our day and our thoughts.