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FLOR500 invites 500 schools and libraries from across the state's 67 counties plant 500 wildflower gardens and dedicate them to one of 500 important Floridians (selected by a team of historians) featured on this website. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to develop skills in art, history, and nature as they participate in celebrating 500 years of Florida.

Review the FLOR500 list of featured honorees in the their region and select a historic figure they want to honor when they plant their public wildflower garden.

Instructions:
For Title: Enter the NUMBER and NAME of Honoree from list,
For First Image: Enter MAIN Garden photo,
Enter NAME OF GARDEN LOCATION and ADDRESS, then the DEDICATION into post,
Attach additional images: GARDEN PLANTING, ART, ADDITIONAL GARDEN PHOTOS
Add Credit Line for Photos if needed
TO BEGIN SUBMISSION, CLICK BELOW ON ADD NEW POST

 

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Garden 405 Josephine Cortes

Posted By Cesar Gaviria, Sunday, April 20, 2014
Flagami Elementary School
920 SW 76th Ave
Miami, FL 33144



Josephine O. Cortes, a Journalist, publisher, and Pioneer. An adoptive Floridian, who always cared for her neighbors, friends and the entire community of Englewood Florida. Originally  working for
the United States Office of Education in Washington D.C. Josephine moved to Englewood with her son and daughter, where she would find her true home. She was a reporter for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, helped establish The Elsie Quirk Public Library, as well as the Englewood Herald, and she is the founder of “Pioneer Days” a yearly celebration in Englewood celebrating the founders of the small town. She was described as enthusiastic, and caring, she often spearheaded many initiatives within her community, including one where she gathered donated clothing and personally shipped to Poland for people in need. She wrote two books, It Happened in Englewood. a collection of her columns in the Sarasota Herald, and History of Englewood on the founding of Englewood, and its pioneering settlers.

An inspiration, Josephine’s attitude is one that is not found very often, hundreds of people have been effected by her many contribution to society and don’t even know it. That is why it is an honor for me to plant a few flowers and give her just a little bit more recognition for her actions.

 Josephine shall be remembered as one of 500 Floridians that helped shape this great state and the people within it.


Image of Josephine Cortes collected from- the Englewood review:
Memories: Josephine Cortes


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