Nature Links for Life long Learning announces an exciting new partnership with the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park Trust. Beginning with introductory sessions to begin by early November, NL seeks to address the needs of young adults over 22 years old with disabilities by providing unique opportunities for regular programming focused on continuing education, health and exercise, job training and social activities for a population so often overlooked in South Florida.
Behind these tree's is the land where our garden's will grow! Guy Forchon, executive director of the Historic Virgina Key Beach shows us the electricity available.
Another view of the garden site.
The Pavillions toward the back are site's where we can hold classes outdoors and be shaded from the sun.
This is the Historic concession stand where we will be having our healthy eating class.
The view to the beach from the concession stand when it is opened up. What a great place to cook and eat healthy food !
Reconnecting young people with natural world in ways that combine fun and fellowship with learning and the potential for productive careers is the central goal. “The facilities at Virginia Key Trust are ideal for this program. We believe there can be great synergy in all of this,” said Gene Tinnie of HVKBT. Program elements includes organic gardening, habitat restoration, animal rescue, learning about weather, sea life, healthy bodies, and using the existing concession stand to learn cooking and marketing of produce. Community Dinners will be held on site in the future.