Longwood's outside gardens are often surpassed by the inside conservatory displays. One travels the world with its inside conservatory gardens. It gives the experience of travelling the world on a plant expedition adventure.
Last evening I heard the story of Mark Quattrocchi from Mark himself as he finishes his two-year grand adventure - "One Adventure Please". He has travelled around a good part of the world on a bicycle, raising funds for Free the Children. He is fulfilling a life goal and dream. See Mark's last post here and his route here. I took away his sense of optimism and wonder. He has seen some of the most beautiful sights on the planet, and his greatest appreciation is for meeting so many caring and kind people on his trip. His travel adventure seems to have been to meet the world as well as see the world.
Most of us don't live like Mark has for the last 2 years. He engaged in every moment, good and bad, up and down. It sounded like there were lots of moments of both wonder and hunger. Just imagine how many languages were spoken to him.
If you would like to help Mark complete his campaign to build schools in the Adopt-A-Village program here's the link. He's very close and would appreciate your support.