The Equality Garden Club, in partnership with Fort Lauderdale Orchid Society, developed the Island City Orchid Project and is working to restore some of South Florida’s rare and endangered orchid species into our urban landscape. We are focusing a lot of our restoration efforts on Richardson Historic Park and Nature Preserve in Wilton Manors.
Our goal is to install and maintain 1,000 Florida native orchids during the spring and summer of 2021. For our part, we will be…
· Coordinating and direct volunteer efforts during orchid installation
· Providing education and outreach in the community
· Engaging community members in habitat restoration projects
Florida Native Orchids and the Million Orchid Project Video
In 2020 the Equality Garden Club started working with FLOS to create the Island City Orchid Project. To kick off that relationship, we invited Rich Ackerman to present to our membership about Florida native orchids and the Million Orchid Project. This presentation led us to a member vote that allowed us to start installing orchids in local parks.
We now want to expand our project and that is where we need your help. We have the volunteers, but we need your contributions to purchase the native orchids. With your help, we can help bring back native orchids and beautify our surrounding areas.
Please consider donating today.
Equality Garden Club is a not-for-profit with a mission to provide education, resources, and networking opportunities for its members and to promote the love of plant-related sciences and activities, general gardening, civic and environmental responsibility. EGC’s major fundraising program is A Tropical Plant Fair.
Fort Lauderdale Orchid Society – The purpose of the Society is to stimulate interest, provide education and enable the exchange of information among those interested in the culture of orchids in all its aspects. In 1983, the Society was recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit organization, exempt from federal income tax.
Richardson Historic Park & Nature Preserve – Is a public garden containing native and other plants that attract birds and butterflies. The park is located at 1937 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors, Florida, is one of the more than 200+ properties in Wilton Manors which are registered with the National Wildlife Federation as Wildlife Habitats.