Young gardeners

  • Elizabeth Palma, 7, a Brownie Girl Scout from Troop 1239, on Miami Beach, sniffs the mint leaf she just picked, Monday, November 11, 2013. Over 70 Girl Scouts and their siblings celebrated the first annual Day at the Garden, Monday, November 11, 2013, a no-school day for students. The Miami Beach Garden Club hosted the event, at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive. The scouts learned about planting and composting, harvesting and cooking, crafts, making small nosegays, with Daisies of course, for their founder, Juliette Gordon Low, Daisy was her nickname. They had a tour of the garden and a sing-a-long learning garden and the original "Cookie Song." Each scout earned a Garden Patch and a handout, "Gardening for Young People," created by Girl Scout Troop 272, Cindy Hill, leader and president of the Miami Beach Garden Club. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Junior Girl Scouts from Troop 370, Pinecrest, chop vegetables for succotash. The scouts are learning about harvesting and cooking during their visit to the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Monday, November 11, 2013. Over 70 Girl Scouts and their siblings celebrated the first annual Day at the Garden, Monday, November 11, 2013, a no-school day for students. The Miami Beach Garden Club hosted the event, at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive. The scouts learned about planting and composting, harvesting and cooking, crafts, making small nosegays, with Daisies of course, for their founder, Juliette Gordon Low, Daisy was her nickname. They had a tour of the garden and a sing-a-long learning garden and the original "Cookie Song." Each scout earned a Garden Patch and a handout, "Gardening for Young People," created by Girl Scout Troop 272, Cindy Hill, leader and president of the Miami Beach Garden Club. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Daisy Girl Scout Dana Chopp, center, 5, Troop 568, admires her nosegay, with her fellow Daisys, Emme Basner, left, 5, and Karli Breslow, right, 5, Monday, November 11, 2013, at the Day at the Garden. Over 70 Girl Scouts and their siblings celebrated the first annual Day at the Garden, Monday, November 11, 2013, a no-school day for students. The Miami Beach Garden Club hosted the event, at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive. The scouts learned about planting and composting, harvesting and cooking, crafts, making small nosegays, with Daisies of course, for their founder, Juliette Gordon Low, Daisy was her nickname. They had a tour of the garden and a sing-a-long learning garden and the original "Cookie Song." Each scout earned a Garden Patch and a handout, "Gardening for Young People," created by Girl Scout Troop 272, Cindy Hill, leader and president of the Miami Beach Garden Club. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Daisy Girl Scout Dana Chopp, center, 5, Troop 568, asks about the seed she just planted, Monday, November 11, 2013, at the Day at the Garden. On the left is fellow Daisy, Karli Breslow, 5, and on the right is Brownie Girl Scout June Simms, 7, from Troop 1239, waiting to plant their seeds. Over 70 Girl Scouts and their siblings celebrated the first annual Day at the Garden, Monday, November 11, 2013, a no-school day for students. The Miami Beach Garden Club hosted the event, at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive. The scouts learned about planting and composting, harvesting and cooking, crafts, making small nosegays, with Daisies of course, for their founder, Juliette Gordon Low, Daisy was her nickname. They had a tour of the garden and a sing-a-long learning garden and the original "Cookie Song." Each scout earned a Garden Patch and a handout, "Gardening for Young People," created by Girl Scout Troop 272, Cindy Hill, leader and president of the Miami Beach Garden Club. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A nosegay made by the Girl Scouts, Monday, November 11, 2013, at the first annual Day at the Garden, a no-school day for students. The Miami Beach Garden Club hosted the event, at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive. The scouts learned about planting and composting, harvesting and cooking, crafts, making small nosegays, with Daisies of course, for their founder, Juliette Gordon Low, Daisy was her nickname. They had a tour of the garden and a sing-a-long learning garden and the original "Cookie Song." Each scout earned a Garden Patch and a handout, "Gardening for Young People," created by Girl Scout Troop 272, Cindy Hill, leader and president of the Miami Beach Garden Club. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Over 70 Girl Scouts and their siblings got a tour of the Miami Beach Botanical Garden from Paula Fletcher, right, a member of the Miami Beach Garden Club who sponsored a Day at the Garden for the scouts, Monday, November 11, 2013, a no-school day for students. The Miami Beach Garden Club hosted the event, at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive. The scouts learned about planting and composting, harvesting and cooking, crafts, making small nosegays, with Daisies of course, for their founder, Juliette Gordon Low, Daisy was her nickname. They had a tour of the garden and a sing-a-long learning garden and the original "Cookie Song." Each scout earned a Garden Patch and a handout, "Gardening for Young People," created by Girl Scout Troop 272, Cindy Hill, leader and president of the Miami Beach Garden Club. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF