With the 2017 Earth Day Festival planting of a green flag and wild coffee garden by our Village’s elected officials, Pinecrest Gardens became a a host site of Cortada’s Native Flags participatory eco-art project. Cortada developed this reforestation effort to help restore native habitats for plants and animals in urban areas. Participating residents are asked to plant a native tree alongside the green project flag in their front yard and state:
“I hereby reclaim this land for nature.”
The project’s conspicuous green flags serve as a catalyst for conversations with neighbors, who will be encouraged to join the effort and help rebuild our native tree canopy. Native Flags also partners with the Deering Estate, Florida International University, Frost Science Museum, and Miami-Dade County Public Schools to engage residents across the entire County.
To learn more please visit the Native Flags website at www.nativeflags.org