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High School Volunteers Learn Urban Gardening At Mission of Love Charities

By Deborah Martinez, Molly Cox

July 30, 2021

With the help and guidance of the Mission, the students created a green, lush garden that is yielding nutritious and tasty vegetables and fruit that will go to people who are hungry and don’t have the money to pay for food. Meanwhile, the students also learned how to create a budget, a plan with expected results, and a timeline for their project. They are literally seeing the fruits of their labor. Not only are they harvesting the wonderful vegetables and fruit, they then see that produce go to people who really need food because they can’t afford to buy food.

The bottom line is that the students learn urban gardening while also learning how to help people who are in need. Maybe that experience will teach them lessons they can use for the rest of their lives. And hungry needy people get fresh vegetables and fruit as a result. That’s clearly a win-win deal.