Cornell Cares Day is a time when Cornellians serve their local community through service projects.
Event title: Cornell Club of Greater Miami and the Florida Keys – Cornell Cares 2014
Event date: January 5, 2014 8:00 AM ET
Event end date: January 5, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Location: The Kampong – 4013 Douglas Road, Coconut Grove, FL 33133, Phone: 305-442-7169
The Cornell Public Service Center developed a worldwide service event that connects Cornellians—past and present—to serve their local community through service projects as they swap stories and network.
Join the Public Service Center in a day of service! From California to New York, Cornell alumni and Cornell students will join together in nearly 30 cities to participate in a day of service.
This will be morning of cleaning and gardening, followed by an afternoon enjoying The Kampong. Located on Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove, Florida; The Kampong contains a diverse array of plants from the tropics and warm subtropics, including tropical fruits, palms, flowering trees, flowering shrubs, and vines. The focus at The Kampong is education using the property’s unparalleled living collections. This hidden oasis tucked away in metropolitan Miami allows you to immerse yourself in the story of legendary plant explorer David Fairchild. Stand dwarfed by an 80-year old baobab tree from Tanzania that weighs almost 50 tons while delighting in the fragrances of flowering plants prized by the perfume industry. Marvel at the fascinating fruits Mr. Fairchild brought from his travels and introduced into the U.S. in his private garden, and see his historic home where he penned recollections of his expeditions and his observations about the plant world.
Dress: gardening attire (e.g. jeans, older clothing, close-toed shoes, hats, and sunscreen).
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