By MATTHEW RIVERAFOXNEWS.COM – March 14, 2019The gardens in Miami Gardens, Fla., are one of the most popular spots in the city for enjoying the summer weather.
But, with more than 3,000 people living in the area, the community is currently without an outdoor garden.
In the past few years, the city has been working on ways to open up some of the parkland for public use, and a group of gardeners have been working to put the finishing touches on their vision.
For years, Miami Gardens resident Frederik Meijer has been planning his garden.
But the plan was to open his own indoor garden in 2017, but the city denied his application.
So, Meijers plan was scrapped, and he now hopes to reopen his garden this year, but only if Miami Gardens reopens its streets.
As of Thursday morning, Mejer said he had no other plans.
“It’s not a big deal,” he said.
“It’s a really beautiful place.
It’s got a lot of history.”
The Miami Gardens City Council approved a $1.6 million grant to open a garden in the park, and it will be the first of a number of gardens planned to be opened in the future.
The Miami Park Conservancy, a nonprofit that works to conserve land for park use, will be responsible for planning the garden.
“We will make sure the gardens are accessible to the public and that they are open for the public to enjoy,” said Melanie K. Mims, a spokesperson for the Miami Park Council.
“This is the first garden that is going to be open and we are very excited about it,” Meijher said.
Meijer hopes that the project will help him to pay back his student loans and also get a new job.
“I hope to be able to start something and have some other opportunities and also save some money, but that’s my goal, to be a successful gardener and have the money to buy a house,” he added.
Mejer’s dream of a garden is not the only one to get a boost this spring.
Miami Gardens has been home to some of Miami’s most iconic restaurants, including the famed Pompano Beach-style Pizza Pit.
For now, Meiwers garden is just a memory.
“The plan is to be back in the garden in June,” he explained.
“Hopefully, I can start a garden one day.”
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