Monday, February 25, 2019

Patch Of Heaven Topic At Audubon March 11

LABELLE, FL. -- You are invited to learn about the unique “Patch of Heaven Sanctuary”, 20 acres, with seven acres of hardwood forest, located in Miami, on March 11 and to a carpool trip to visit the sanctuary on March 30. This special place is dedicated to preserving a historic tropical forest, native habitat and local wildlife, as well as the integrity of the property’s historic structures.

Roberto Del Cid and Frederick Hubbard will present an information program about the beautiful gardens, bat house, and apiary at the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society program, Monday March 11, 2019 at 7 PM, at the Dallas Townsend Hendry County Extension Building 1085 Platt Boulevard, LaBelle.

Roberto was born in Honduras. He received his Bachelor’s Degree at Kansas State University and as a Fulbright Scholar received his Master’s in Horticulture at the University of Florida. During his career he has taught and been employed in horticulture. Currently Roberto works for the Florida Department of Agriculture in LaBelle during the week and shares the position of Head Horticulturist a Patch of Heaven with Frederick Hubbard on weekends. Roberto continues to work on developing an environmentally sustainable landscape both at this home in Montura and Zamorano, his alma mater in Honduras.

Frederick Hubbard was born in Oswego, New York, graduated from Clewiston High School and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Horticulture and Master of Education in Elementary Education from the University of Florida. After graduation Fred taught school until 2013 where he is currently working as the director of the Patch of Heaven Sanctuary where he oversees the newly formed nonprofit's program development and fundraising efforts, as well as forest restoration and  garden design with Roberto. 

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