Councilwoman Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera sponsored a community garden proposal from local Girl Scout, Vitoria Fonseca of Girl Scouts Troop 552 during a recent Council Meeting. With the unanimous approval of the City Council to support a community garden, the Councilwoman reached out to local property owner, Danny Kaskel. Together they discussed the possibilities of a community garden on his property, which is ideally situated in the area of the Doral Farmers’ Market at Doral Centre, 9659 NW 41st Street. The Councilwoman, Mr. Kaskel, and the Girls Scouts, all agreed to grow the vegetables there.
“I am so excited to be a part of this project. This garden will not only help realize the vision of the Girl Scouts and Ms. Fonseca, it will also be consistent with Doral’s philosophies such as Get Fit Doral (health and wellness program) and Keep Doral Beautiful (green initiative and beautification program),” stated Councilwoman Rodriguez Aguilera. “The community garden will be extremely beneficial to everyone in Doral and beyond.”
The idea for the garden, as presented by Ms. Fonseca, will also be her submission for the Girl Scout Gold Award Project. This award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting and is open exclusively to girls attending high school. This prestigious award challenges girls to change the world—or at least their corner of it.
“This is the first time Doral residents will have the opportunity to grow their own fruits and vegetables. We are on a mission to bring the Doral community together, enhance quality of life, and educate residents about healthier eating alternatives,” said Danny Kaskel, Founder of Doral Farmers’ Market.
The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held on February 23, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at 9659 NW 41st Street, Doral, FL