Editor’s note: Amelia Earhart Park is also featured in writer Cari Garcia’s My Hialeah story in our Winter 2014 issue.
Urban schoolchildren may get few opportunities to find out about local gardening and agriculture, outside of events like the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition or school gardens. Now, there’s a new place open year-round at Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah. 4-H, the development organization for youth 5 to 19 years old, has recently relocated to the Schoolhouse, and everyone’s invited to their Open House Mar. 22 from 11am-3pm, says agent Ruth Santos. Admission is free, and there’s a $6 parking fee.
“We are delighted with our new home and excited to meet our new Hialeah neighbors,” she says. “Whether you grew up in 4-H or have never heard of it, we hope that by coming to our Open House and experiencing the 4-H combination of fun and learning, you will want to know more.”
The Open House features a host of fun activities, including:
- Creating a Florida-Friendly bromeliad garden outside their office
- Learning about how important bees and worms are to the food we eat
- Making trail mix with healthy ingredients
- Planting vegetable seeds
Participants can also make crafts, get