UPG Partners

The Urban Paradise Guild doesn’t work alone.
The problems we deal with are big, so we work with organizations which share our objectives.

We are so very grateful for the support of our Partners!
It takes thousands of individual actions every year, and each contributes what they can!
Please click on links for more complete info about Partnerships…
UPG serves its Location Partners with highly innovative and Volunteer-powered methods. Many request UPG consulting to develop new solutions to old problems.

Oleta River State Park and the Florida Dept of Environmental Protection (DEP) – http://www.urban-paradise.org/oleta

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens (Miami-Dade County) – http://www.urban-paradise.org/Vizcaya

Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces
Matheson Hammock Miami-Dade County Park & Natural Areas Management Division (NAM) –http://www.urban-paradise.org/matheson
Amelia Earhart Park

Arch Creek East Preserve – City of North Miami
UPG is grateful for the financial support that allows us to walk the walk.
They share the dream of Urban Paradise!

The Miami Foundation
The Health Foundation of South Florida
Florida Forest Service / US Forest Service
Service For Peace

UPG is grateful for the support of our Educational Partners, from Pre-School to Grad School!

Miami Dade College – iCED – Institute for Civic Engagement & Democracy – http://www.mdc.edu/iCED/
We also work with numerous professors, providing Service-Learning.
UPG has been recognized as MDC Community Partner of the Year for Service-Learning 3x by 3 campuses!

Miami Shores Montessori – UPG provides children ages 3-6 with experiential environmental education.
The Director and her staff provide a warm, supportive learning environment with challenges scaled to the age and the child.

FIU Agro-Ecology – Providing Service projects for students.

Barry University

University of Miami Butler Center – Butler Center for Volunteer Service & Leadership Development –http://www.miami.edu/index.php/student_life/student_organizations/servic…

UPG also works with many teachers, professors and educators on an independent basis.


UPG works with field biologists, botanists, and earth science professionals from many of South Florida’s notable institutions and organizations.

UPG serves as a bridge between the community and science, so even elementary school students can work on projects developed in collaboration with PhDs.

The combination of UPG’s self-taught, innovative and Volunteer-powered methods with formally trained scientists creates an even more potent force for good.


Veber’s Jungle Garden (Redlands) has donated many trees and shrubs to UPG Projects since 2010!
The have Natives and others, both Retail and Wholesale.

Echo Farms has provided UPG with free seeds in recognition of our service.
This faith-based org does amazing work preparing missionaries to build agriculture programs overseas.
Main Site: http://echonet.org/
Seed / Bookstore: http://www.echobooks.net/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?search=action&category=SEE0

Sustainable Seed Co is providing seeds to UPG on an as-available basis.
They have an outstanding selection of Heirloom Veggies & Herbs, and many are Organic!

If you and your organization would like to get involved with UPG, please read on.

You are and your organization are essential ingredients.

Partners include:

  • Land owners who ask us to create new habitat.
  • Scientists who advise us.
  • Environmental Groups which support us.
  • Public employees who offer us guidance.
  • Environmental specialists who teach us.
  • Student Groups who work with us.
  • Organizations which share resources with us.
  • Business-owners who prefer a natural world.
  • Benefactors who share our vision and fund our operations.

This information will be expanded soon.

If you would like to learn more, send an e-mail to
To: [email protected]
Subject: Partner Inquiry

Don’t belong to an organization? Don’t worry, there are lots of Volunteer activities.

Urban Paradise Guild volunteers are empowered by their own belief in a a better world, and by the resources our Partners bring.

Where do you fit in? Click on

Become a volunteer

and let’s build a more natural home, for ourselves and for generations to come.