Mounts Botanical Garden Congratulates Winners of 2021 Green Schools Recognition Program
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Floridant -- (West Palm Beach, FL – August 19, 2021) Rochelle Wolberg, Curator-Director of Mounts Botanical Garden, today congratulated the winners of this year's Green Schools Recognition Program, sponsored by FAU's Pine Jog Environmental Education Center. Two local schools recently received $500 each by winning the Judge's Choice Award from Mounts for Best Vegetable Garden.

Boca Raton Elementary School

103 SW 1ST Avenue (33432)

On behalf of the school, the check from Mounts Botanical Garden was accepted by fourth grade teacher Rachel Bennett.

H.L. Johnson Elementary School

1000 Crestwood Blvd. N in Royal Palm Beach (33411)

On behalf of the school, the check from Mounts Botanical Garden was accepted by PTO President Julie Highsmith.

Pine Jog Environmental Education Center's Green Schools Recognition Program honors public and private schools in Palm Beach and Martin counties that use ongoing "green" programs, projects, and practices to instill a culture of environmental stewardship and sustainability in their classrooms, on their school grounds, and throughout their communities. Established in 2008, the GSRP has recognized over 190 schools. For more information, please visit

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Mounts Botanical Garden is one of more than 20 community partners in the Green Schools Recognition Program, and Mounts board member Molly Sims participated as a Green Schools ambassador, judge, and advisor.

About Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County:

With a mission to inspire and educate through nature, Mounts Botanical Garden is Palm Beach County's oldest and largest botanical garden. Visitors to this 14-acre tropical oasis will see an acclaimed collection of 25 unique garden areas containing more than 5,000 species of tropical and sub-tropical plants, including Florida natives, exotic and tropical fruit trees, herbs, palms, roses, cactus, bromeliads and much more. Mounts Botanical Garden is part of the Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Department, in partnership with the University of Florida and the non-profit Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden. This project is sponsored in part by The Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council, and the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County. Mounts Botanical is located at 531 North Military Trail in West Palm Beach. For more information, please visit

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(All IDs are L-R; Photo Credit: Melissa Carter)

1. Boca Raton Elementary School: Mounts horticulturalist and keeper of the edible garden Joshua Spall, Mounts Curator-Director Rochelle Wolberg, schoolteacher Rachel Bennett, and Mounts board member Molly Sims.

2. H.L. Johnson Elementary School:
young Abigail Hightower, Mounts board member Molly Sims, PTO President Julie Highsmith, and Mounts Horticulture Supervisor Matt Boyson.

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