The Community Garden
On Sunday, November 19, 2017, more than 20 volunteers from the International WeLoveU Foundation beautified a community garden in Cary, North Carolina. The community garden is next to Carpenter Park, a 16-acre neighborhood park. It serves as a common meeting area for the residents of Cary to enjoy.
The community garden recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The most important part of the phrase “community garden” is community. The neighborhood’s participation is important for the garden to flourish.
Residents can rent planter boxes and plant seeds. Often times, families take their children to the community garden to learn new skills, teach them about the environment and where food comes from. As a bonus, they’re able to keep whatever they planted like fruits and vegetables. Different flowers are also planted and they bloom beautifully in their season.
Time to Work!
At 10 a.m., the volunteers gathered at the community garden. They started with watering plants and removing the weeds. The weeds choke flowers, grass, and vegetables from receiving its proper nutrients from water and the sun. Not to mention, weeds grow at an accelerating rate. Removing them is essential for any garden to thrive.
Next, the volunteers made mulch. It helps conserve moisture in the soil while improving fertility and health. It even reduces the growth of weeds in the garden, too. By this point, the garden was starting to take shape and be ready to reap what was sown. The WeLoveU volunteers continued by building hoop houses. It helps keep the gardens warm during the winter and preserve the vegetation.
Without a doubt, this activity was educational and rewarding for all who joined. Manny, a resident from Cary, said, “Thank you for helping (the garden), my son loves this park.” Through this activity, WeLoveU hopes the community will join future volunteer service activities. Community support can help achieve great results and maintain local parks. Not to mention, it brings family and friends together! This volunteer service falls under WeLoveU’s Clean World Movement. It’s a worldwide effort to raise awareness about the importance of environmental protection in the face of climate change.