It was an early and hot Saturday morning and involved lots of dirt! But that didn’t stop our volunteers from coming down and supporting the Seattle Tilth “Just Garden Project.” This organization builds food gardens for low income families in their homes and communities to promote self-sufficiency and empowerment. A garden can provide a family with more than $650 worth of organic produce within a year! These gardens are community based solutions that work towards ending hunger and encouraging healthy lifestyles.
We gathered at the George Center for Community with our 18 volunteers from the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Society to eat a light breakfast and get ready for a day filled with lots of handy work! There were five different locations to build gardens for and our volunteers split into groups to help get all the work done in time. Tasks included building the garden boxes out of plywood, lining the garden boxes with cardboard to prevent weed growth, and filling all the gardens with soil.
The event lasted around three hours but with all the hard work from our volunteers we were able to finish right in time for a delicious lunch provided by the Just Garden Project! Thank you to all our volunteers who came out and thank you to the Just Garden Project for letting us participate in such a great event.
To find out more about the Just Garden Project visit: http://justgarden.org/