Community Garden HOME 
  A huge THANK YOU to Cutler Bay Rotary Club for generously donating a huge pile of cinderblocks to our garden, allowing us to add 2 new 4' x 8' beds and a circular bed for the medicinal herb garden we are adding in the fall.

It is always amazing how some plants can thrive in little to no soil. Our Epiphyte garden features plants that grow best in water, attached to a tree or just in the air.

If you have any plants that you would like to donate for our garden, please contact Ms. Cintron or the Front office.

Plants in the Epiphyte Sanctuary consist of several types of ferns, bromeliads, orchids, airplants, and water plants such as taro, water lilies and water poppies. Thanks to Ms. C. Hernandez for the donation of bags of cypress mulch, and 4H Club and the Master Gardeners at the Extension Office for donating some of our Bromeliads. Orchids and ferns were provided by Ms. Cintron.

Thanks to Ms. Mckenzie for the initial donation of plastic pots for seedlings, and to Ms. Arrington's SPED Class for the replacement pots. Ms. Rosso really came through with the clay pots for the herb nursery and the foam coolers for the corn and sweet potatoes! And thank you to the students for bringing in recycled 2 liter bottles for the fence! Team work makes the dream work!!!
School Beautification Day
Sept 3rd, 2011

Community Unity at Ethel F. Beckford Richmond Elementary School

This school year, the community came together to beautify and enhance the grounds of Ethel F. Beckford Richmond Elementary School.  Leading this event were Mrs. Jacqua Little (Principal) and Mrs. Wendy Hernandez (Assistant Principal) who were joined with teachers, parents, relatives, friends, and pastor Jeremy Upton and members of Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church, partnership with the school.  Everyone spent a full day, Saturday, September 3, 2011 digging and planting flowers, shrubs, plants, trees, donated by Costa Farms Nursery, and mulch, donated by Home Depot, in the 9 gardens on the school's ground.  Mr. Hubert Young, Jr. spent the morning preping the wall at the entrance of the school for a mural of the school's mascot, Ram, painted by Mr. Collie Coats, partnership with Homestead Job Corps.

The Richmond Rams are “Rising Above Monumental Standards,” as we rebuild our relationship with the community.  The Richmond Rams progressed from the state of Florida grade of a “D” to a “C,” during the 2010-2011 school year, which was a great endeavor. As we begin walking together through the 2011-2012 school year, nothing must be more evident than our unity, which is why we are reaching out to establish positive working relationships with the community.  We appreciate all of the assistance we a receiving from the community and look forward to building more relationships.

"Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden."

Ethel F. Beckford/Richmond Elementary 16929 SW 104TH AVE Miami, FL 33157 Copyright 2011

Suggestions can be e-mailed to Mr. Alfonso