FineMark Sponsors a Teaching Garden

Students at Orangewood Elementary in Fort Myers are creating an American Heart Association Teaching Garden sponsored by FineMark to help build healthy bodies and minds.

Students at Orangewood Elementary School in Fort Myers are creating
an American Heart Association Teaching Garden as part of an educational
initiative to help build healthy bodies and minds. The Plant Day
Celebration will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, at the school and
will include a special Plant Day Ceremony with garden-themed
activities, live entertainment by Orangewood students and guest
appearances by visiting Lee County dignitaries and Lee County Public
Schools officials.

Sponsored by FineMark National Bank &
Trust, the Orangewood Teaching Garden is especially noteworthy because
it is the FIRST American Heart Association Teaching Garden to be located
in Lee County.

In another first, the Orangewood Teaching
Garden is being created through a pilot program with Selovita, a
non-profit Lee County aquaponic training, research and development
center, and will feature cutting-edge gardening technology. Rather than
raising their garden in a traditional soil setting, Orangewood Teaching
Garden students will “feed” the fish that nurture and support the growth
of their garden.