||Friday, March 30, 2012
New Legoland exhibit promotes state's agriculture industry
Commissioner Adam Putnam has made several trips to Legoland Florida
since it opened last October.
Putnam, a Bartow native, had a professional reason for visiting the theme park Thursday morning.
He joined Legoland executives to unveil the Fresh From Florida Greenhouse,
an exhibit that promotes the state's $100 billion agriculture industry.
The exhibit occupies a renovated greenhouse inherited from Cypress Gardens,
the predecessor to Legoland Florida.
Visitors got a glimpse of fruits and vegetables growing inside the greenhouse,
along with displays of farm scenes using miniature buildings and figures
constructed from Lego bricks
The exhibit is a partnership between Legoland Florida and Fresh From Florida,
the marketing wing of the Florida Department of Agriculture.
Adrian Jones, Legoland Florida's general manager,
said employees spent about three months restoring the ornate conservatory,
known as Wings of Wonder when it contained a butterfly colony at Cypress Gardens
Wikipedia Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services