On Saturday, Lee Anderson and his two long term volunteers Cliff and Marilynn Renshaw taught seven of Tracy Magellan’s Miami Dade students how to propagate via cuttings, as part of their course BSC1050-Biology and the Environment. Concepts of root to shoot ratio and plant stress were discussed, and incorporated into the process.
While touring MBC, the students were excited to see native crabs displaying in their natural habitat (the brackish lakes). Many students also commented, they were surprised to discover there was such a large botanical garden so close to home.
MBC Executive Director Patrick Griffith states, “It’s great to see students participate in horticultural learning projects here; Plant collections based experience is the best way MBC can enrich student education.”