Which organization did you volunteer for?
The organization I volunteered for is called "Child Leader Project" sometimes referred to as CLP, in which creates opportunity for the youth to get involved with issues in the community, and basically take on roles that help demonstrate potential to lead.
Coordinator Contact info:
Any individual on the Arlanza community garden committee which can be reached at 1(951)616-7723
In hours, how much time did you volunteer?
Describe your volunteer activities in detail.
The volunteer activities I participated in varied, but primarily it consisted of weeding, starting a compost pile, and planting avocado and guava trees. Weeding by far was the hardest task of all three, because most of the lot consisted of weeds and the work had to be done under the scorching sun. Then helping start a compost pile out in the open, was something that wasn't foreign to me in that Mr. Pitts had taught my Environmental class what components should be included to make a compost successful such as dirt, organic waste(banana peels, paper, etc) and shade. Then the last task I participated in was planting avocado, and guava trees, which was neat because it was my first time planting a tree.
What were your accomplishments?
My accomplishment consisted of primarily helping develop the garden so it may soon receive its inauguration. The reason I considered this in particular to be my main accomplishment is that because the more volunteers that are present the sooner this community that is dealing with many socioeconomic problem, will have a community garden that could possibly ease some problems they are currently dealing with.
What did you learn?
I firsthand learnt that the concepts that I have learnt in AP Environmental Science are actually being applied in the real world such as composting, and reusing. It was good to see people in a community expose methods of sustainability in building a community garden because not only did it expose newcomers to these methods, but it encouraged the individuals that were present to practice such concepts.
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Attach a link to the website of the organization.
Link was not able to be placed but here it is: http://www.facebook.com/arlanzacommunitygarden