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The Circle of Life Experience in Snyder Park

The Circle of Life is a natural destination designed for connection and empowerment. Experience a diversity of ways to live sustainably and embody wellness while building a community with nature and neighbors. 

Located in the city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Snyder Park invites city dwellers to get to know the ecosystem and wild plants native to the area. Heal The Planet leads monthly free, guided nature tours through the tropical hardwood hammocks of the park, as well as workshops and classes for students of all ages in the park’s Butterfly Garden, Edible Landscape Garden, and Tropical Food Forest. 

Snyder Park also has playgrounds shaded by live oak trees, sand volleyball courts, disc golf, bike trails, and is most famous for its bark park and big, blue lake for dogs to swim in. Visit Heal The Planet in Snyder Park to learn more about our programs and how you can get the most out of your experience!

The Circle of Life Experience in Snyder Park got its name because of its emphasis on connecting humans with the cycles of nature that provide the blueprint to live a more regenerative life. When you’re in the park, look around to see all the ways the system was designed and created using previously discarded items that are now utilized as something beautiful and new.

From learning how to transform household waste into energy through composting to gaining useful skills in how to grow food sustainably in the urban environment to live a healthier, more vibrant, and connected life, Heal The Planet is a resource for you in Snyder Park to start living a sustainable, natural life.

Snyder Park Dates:

Young SEEDs In The Park – 5/10 10 am
Young SEEDs In The Park – 5/27 9 am
Guided Nature Tour – 6/03 10:00 am
Young SEEDs In The Park – 6/14 10 am
Young SEEDs In The Park – 6/24 9 am
Guided Nature Tour – 7/01 10 am
Young SEEDs In The Park – 7/12 10 am
Young SEEDs In The Park – 7/22 9 am
Guided Nature Tour – 8/05 10 am
Young SEEDs In The Park – 8/09 10 am
Young SEEDs In The Park – 8/26 9 am
Guided Nature Tour – 9/02 10:00 am

Visit The Calendar To Register!

Heal The Planet invites any child with unique learning needs or who is on the spectrum to join us for a hands-on gardening experience on the first Saturday of every month at Snyder Park.


Nature-Based Learning for Kids:

Bioregional Explorations – “Embrace Your Place”
Permaculture 101
Life in the Soil
Beneficial Bugs
Patterns in Nature
Plant-Based Nutrition
Sustainable Solutions
Propagation Imagination
The Food Forest Garden
The Tropical Backyard Garden

Skill-Building Workshops for Adults:

Sustainable Soil Building
Simple Plant Propagation
Tropical Tree Care
Composting / Transforming Waste into Energy
Permaculture Design & Principles
Whole Systems Pest and Disease Management
Creating and Caring for your Tropical, Edible, Medicinal Backyard Garden

Heal The Planet’s Edible Landscape Garden

Upon entering Snyder Park, look to your right to see Heal The Planet’s satellite office and organic edible landscape garden. The garden is a demonstration site to tell a new story of how we design urban landscapes, from front yards to city parks. Stroll through the edible landscape garden and gain inspiration on how to transform your home environment into a beautiful, productive, and sustainable urban oasis. Be sure to take note of the abundant edible and medicinal perennial plants perfectly suited for our home in the tropics. Join us for one of our educational programs in the park to learn how to take cuttings from our garden to plant and grow in yours!

Education in Nature – Objective

Demonstrate ideal conditions for growing food to residents and visitors of Broward County.
Convey the abundance of yields gained from a food forest system – local food and medicine, sustainable soil building, habitat for biodiversity, wide-spread resource management, carbon fixation, environmental stewardship.
Bring the permaculture principles to life through skill-building workshops and visual tools.
Teach sustainable soil building and waste reduction by utilizing resources in the local environment – sargassum seaweed, food waste, local mulch & biomass.
Educate and empower visitors to utilize waste as a resource – teach how to catch and store energy and repurpose waste through various composting methods.
Build community in the commons to connect humans with habitat and engage residents with hands-on environmental steward practices.
Inspire visitors to create productive, sustainable, affordable and resilient backyard systems.  

Education in Nature – Programs

Check our up-to-date schedule for which programs are featured this month in Snyder Park.  If you are interested in a certain program listed below, please contact our team.  We offer private classes for groups.

Which event is for me?

Nature Tours
Looking for more of a leisurely, educational stroll through the new Circle of Life Experience in Snyder Park? Our guided nature tours will take you through the butterfly garden, edible landscape garden, food forest, and wild spaces of Snyder Park. They are family-friendly, engaging, and an excellent opportunity to experience nature thriving in the urban environment.

Young SEEDs In The Park
Our Young SEEDs In The Park is a FREE program for children ages 4 to 17. It is a hands-on experience offering sessions on gardening, yoga, breathwork, food demos, exercise, and more.

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If you wish to participate in our program, please visit our Calendar for upcoming events.

For More Information On The Food Forest Garden Click Here.

“To forget how to dig the Earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves”

– Mahatma Gandhi

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