Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (Selby Gardens) announces a partnership with Easterseals Southwest Florida, Inc (Easterseals), along with their partners Operation EcoVets, to design, plan, plant, and provide ongoing maintenance of edible gardens on Selby Gardens’ property as part of Phase One of its new Master Site Plan. The project expands on an informal partnership that began in 2018 whereby Easterseals, along with Operation ECO Vets, provide design, care and maintenance of an edible permaculture garden at Selby Gardens.
“Sustainability is at the core of our Master Site Plan concept,” says Jennifer Rominiecki, president and CEO of Selby Gardens. “The expansion of our on-site edible gardens to supply the planned new restaurant is an extension of our mission to understand and appreciate plants. With the direction of skilled experts at Easterseals, Selby Gardens will be able to use the edible garden and the restaurant to teach the principles of permaculture and sustainability.”