WILD!Flowers: Love The Everglades Movement
Make your own decorative mosaic pots and plant native wildflower seeds to blossom in your home!
This Free Arts! Family Day is inspired by the Love The Everglades Movement. Families will learn about the environmental nonprofit founded by Rev. Houston R. Cypress, Otter Clan, Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, and native landscape artist Jean Sarmiento. Visitors will see beautiful artworks inspired by the Everglades and decorate a pot with their own artistic flair before planting native Florida seeds in their pots. The Purple Coneflower shares a long and storied history with the Florida ecosystem and blooms into stunning vivid colors. The Coneflower has been utilized by the native peoples of Florida as a natural remedy with Echinacea being used by Creek and Seminole tribes as a medicinal treatment for indigestion and cough (Kimberly Hutton, A Comparative Study of the Plants Used for Medicinal Purposes by the Creek and Seminoles Tribes, 2010).
Free Arts! Family Days is funded in part by PNC Foundation, and City of Hollywood General Fund Social Service Agency Grant.