Nearly 90 Interval International employees recently participated in the company’s ninth annual Community Service Day benefiting the Miami-Dade County Fruit and Spice Park, the only tropical botanical garden of its kind in the United States.
The project aligns with the company’s objective to support environmental or “green” initiatives in the community.
The 37-acre subtropical paradise, nestled in the heart of the historic Redland community, hosts more than 500 varieties of rare fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, nuts and other commercially important plant specimens from around the world. Among them are 80 varieties of bananas, 70 of bamboo, 40 of grapes, 50 of mangoes, 15 of jackfruit trees, and numerous other exotic edibles. Volunteers participated in multiple landscaping activities throughout the park to help maintain various exhibit areas, including trimming overgrown trees and shrubs, planting new trees, and spreading mulch. They also had the opportunity to learn about and sample some of the exotic fruits, herbs and spices grown in the park during the walking tour and the presentation regarding how plants are used in the everyday world.
Interval International operates membership programs for vacationers and provides value-added services to its developer clients worldwide. Based in the South Miami-Kendall area, the company has been a pioneer and innovator in serving the vacation ownership market for more than 34 years. Today, Interval has an exchange network of more than 2,500 resorts in over 75 nations.