Every year for Christmas the West Augustine Nature Society goes around and gives plant gifts for Christmas to our neighbors to spread the green all around. We plant seeds way ahead of the holiday season to get ready to give plants to our neighbors for Christmas to show how we care about them.
The West Augustine Nature Society's mission is to keep our community green despite the growing development, deforestation, and littering in our neighborhood.
If you want a free plant come to our next clean up, and the next clean up is called MLK Day of Service clean-up Event 2023. You can find the details below.
Most of the plants we give away for Christmas are planted in holiday coffee mugs, either given to us for free through our local Buy Nothing Group, or bought cheap at the thrift store after the holidays, because buying secondhand and gifting unwanted items keep things out of the landfill. The plants that we gave away to our neighbors included:
- Loquat Trees
- Passion fruit vine
- Aloe vera
- Pepper Plants
- Spider plants
- Cuban oregano
- Red cannas
Even a three year old can be a community activist, and our little brother loves planting and helping out.
2023 MLK Day of Service clean-up in St. Augustine:
When: Monday January 16th, 2023 8-10 A.M.
Bring: Gloves and/or Grabbers, trash bags plus your own water bottle and high school volunteer forms.If you want to participate in the cemetery clean-up bring gardening tools.
Location: 711 Pearl Street, St. Augustine, Florida. Next to the Pinehurst and San Sebastian Cemeteries.
After the clean up, we invite anyone interested to come join us at the Silent March downtown (Starts at 86 MLK Ave at 10:30 A.M.)to honor and remember Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in St. Augustine.
If you are a club, business, church or organization interested in teaming up with us for this clean-up event, please contact us at westaugustinenaturesociety (at) gmail.com.
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I.R., 3rd grade, Veritas Classical School. St. Augustine, Florida.