Fraternity members and pledges came out for a day of service at the Ecumenical Faith in Action garden. We were chosen as a site for the group as Shai Cullop, of Emory and Henry College, has always had a positive experience sending students to Appalachian Sustainable Development. “We’re looking for community service that is different. ASD always provides a positive experience,” she says.
Good to hear, as the students gave us nothing but positivity! They: Dug a trench and buried our hose in a piece of PVC pipe, so trucks for deliveries and pick-ups won’t run over our hose anymore, divided our potatoes into 10# bags, erected a temporary hoop house, cut a roll of 9-gauge wire into 5′ hoops, and erected a raised beds out of paver’s stones. The student’s took a leadership roll and just jumped in and got things done. It was great to troubleshoot as group on the best way to organize tasks–these students inspire me with their confidence, excitement, and work ethic. –Heather