University of Miami (UM) HOPE Group helps at Montgomery Botanical Center (MBC).Ten student volunteers from the University of Miami‘ s Helping Others Through Pro Bono Efforts (HOPE) came to Montgomery Botanical Center and helped with a large-scale mulch to ecoturf conversion. Their work helped MBC to achieve its mission of exemplifying excellent botanic garden design. Having ten extra hands to help with the project saved MBC days of work.  

Montgomery Botanical Center has a growing living collection with many extremely rare species. MBC is very thankful to all the students who helped out. The University of Miami School of Law’s HOPE Public Interest Resource Center sent hundreds of law students to approximately 25 sites across Miami-Dade County through the Annual Hope Day of Service. MBC is glad to have been one of the 25 participating institutions.  

Executive Director Patrick Griffith states, “These students gave a tremendous effort and really helped out with the garden. Only the most intrepid will volunteer outdoors in a Miami August weekend!”