Green Team 2021 Spring Fellowship Project Description

Landscape Design Workshop

Under the leadership of Ms. Ashantae Green, Fellows will design and build a native flower garden. The design and build will address irrigation, selecting the right plant for the right place, have an element of attraction for each season, and educate the community on Florida-Friendly landscaping. The final product must be build-able and maintainable by volunteers with limited experience.

Fellows will learn how to complete a site assessment, create a maintenance plan, design using Florida-Friendly design practices, selecting native plants, budgeting, and project management.

The project team will begin meeting virtually on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 6:00pm for nine weeks. Fellows will meet for 90 minutes every Tuesday via Zoom and on site (COVID pending) from 1:00pm-3:00pm on Saturdays in March and April. The project will conclude with a presentation on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at the Spring Fellowship Celebration.

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Soil and Water Assessment Workshop

Fellows will conduct an assessment of the stormwater pond and soil along the Biodiversity Corridor.

Fellows will learn about the physical characteristics of the pond, nutrient levels, macroinvertebrates, and litter/trash found, specifically microplastics. They will also learn how to take soil samples and understand how to prepare soil for plantings.

The goal of this assessment is to understand the current state of the pond and soil in the biodiversity corridor.

Fellows will begin meeting on Saturday, March 20th and meet every Saturday for 6-weeks from 9am-12pm on the S-Line.

This project will culminate with Fellows hosting workshops to share what they learn during the April 24th Earth Day Celebration and a presentation during the Spring Fellowship Celebration on Thursday, April 29, 2021.

Full project description coming soon.

400 Project Animation Workshop - FULL. This project has reached capacity.

During the summer of 2020, the Green Team Youth Corps Apprentices created two radio shows in partnership with the National Park Service Timucuan Preserve Unit (TIMU). The Green Team’s radio shows highlight the lives and unique history of six Africans who were enslaved at Kingsley Plantation. The final product will be used by the Timucuan Rangers for their educational programming.

Green Team Fellows will work with Jacksonville Art and Music School (JAMS) artists. Fellows will learn how to respond to a commission, principles of design, the fundamentals of the animation process, and be introduced to various animation career pathways.

Fellows will meet for five weeks on Saturday from 9:00am - 2:00pm beginning January 23rd at JAMS. Each Fellow will earn community services hours while expanding their creative and technical skills and building their portfolio.

Also, Fellows will present their animatic during the Kingsley Heritage Celebration in February and the Spring Fellowship Celebration on Thursday, April 29, 2021.

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