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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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FLOR500 Garden 371- Jim Morrison

Posted By Vania C. Vieta, Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Jim Morrison

(Dec. 8,1943-July 3, 1971)

Address of Garden:

Near 117th ave and at the corner of 45 st.*see pic 5* (you will see Two palm Trees)

*Gps on the iphone: 11601-11683 sw 45 st, miami, fl,33165 united states.*


As much as I wish to say I was a fan of Jim Morrison before this project, I can only to claim to have loved the song "people are strange".  Now having done this project- I find that he is beyond what I could have thought of. A brilliant mind that no one took seriously; or as serious as they should have taken his words.  However, he was a revolution waiting to happen, had he not died of drugs or "natural causes".  His life was rather nomadic having been born into a militaristic family, which his own life as a rock star mirrored the constant moving. He had a very wide sense of love- and an even wider sense of sex.  His life was built on the base of being true to himself, a base of which he had been quoted for others to do the same. He lived against the current, and made his own path- and with this project he became my hero.
I grow this garden for him, because he was an individual that deserves a monument in his name- but a garden fits him better. As he was wanted in Dade, and it is where he shined the most with being himself after showing "himself" in front of an Audience at his concert; this garden will be planted near the busiest roads. Signifying his life with people passing through it, but he's off to the side, away from the mainstream of everyday life- and being in his own realm.




"Whoever controls the media, controls the mind."- Jim Morrison

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