I worked two hours every week and was really surprised at how much could be accomplished in such a short amount of time.
What did I like best? At first I thought pruning and composting, but now that I think back I can't decide. It was exciting to see the seeds I planted flower into zinnias. I was given a small bouquet to take home and admired them for a whole week. Helping a garden member prune a rose, chopping up branches for the compost, learning what's a weed, sitting in a cozy area reading and talking to the kids: all of it was great thanks to Julia and Marjorie. Having them for company while working was the best of all.
I told my guidance counselor about it on the first day of school and he agreed that I had a wonderful experience.
Holly's mom has been a gardener with our club for many years. In June, the current RIGC Board approved this community service project for her high school, the NYC Lab School, and Holly worked with an adult garden Board Member present on supervised tasks for a total of 20 hours across two summer months.