Million Orchid Project
While visiting Singapore, Dr. Carl Lewis was impressed with the way native orchids had been reintroduced into the urban area. In fact, results have shown that in some cases, these orchids thrived and were doing better than in rural areas.
Dr. Lewis was inspired by what he saw and wanted to do the same in South Florida. Due to exploitation, urbn development and agriculture, native orchids were almost eliminated. Thus, the Million Orchid Project was born and the goal is that within five years, businesses, schools, residences, as well as other local places will be able to appreciate and enjoy the native orchids that have been returned to the community.
Go to the Fairchild Tropical Garden "Million Orchid Project" webpage to read more about this worthy initiative. Hopefully, the reader will be encouraged to be a part of this project.