Whoever said things can’t grow in the desert was surely mistaken! This past Saturday, December 2, 2017, a couple of ourYounger Members volunteered their time at a local elementary school garden build. In partnership with Green Our Planet (GoP not to be mistaken with the Grand Ol’ PartyJ), which is a non-profit conservation organization that runs the largest school garden program in the United States. Headquartered right here in our back yard, GoP’s outdoor garden classroom program is meant to help our local private and public schools raise funding to build an outdoor vegetable garden where students can be taught a variety of subjects, including STEM, health, and nutrition.
Our Younger Members donated a lot of muscle power and helped the John S. Mendoza elementary school with their garden installation. They assisted with building and filling the raised soil beds, shoveling, wheel barrowing, and distributing thelandscape gravel, and planted new fruit trees on the school’s property. By the end of the day, this outdoor garden was transformed into a turnkey project so students and teachers could begin planting that following Monday. We cannot wait to see the fruits of our labor once the garden starts growing!
If you are interested in participating at the next garden build please contact our community outreach chairs Anabel Hernandez Anabel.Hernandez@kimley-horn.com or Soumya Sagarika firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.