The UCLA Volunteer Center and the School of Public Health are teaming up for the National Public Health Week. The Friday service project will create direct physical contact between space and place. Volunteers will serve at Proyecto Jardín – a community garden in Boyle Heights that was created in 1999 and part of the Los Angeles Community Garden Council – to weed, compost, clean, plant, and build new plant beds.
Service tasks include:
- Painting garden benches and tables
- Pulling weeds
- Soil preparation in vegetable garden
- Compost maintenance
- Harvesting worm bins
- Bunny cage cleaning
- Nursery care: fertilize, repot, inventory, label, and pricing
Proyecto Jardín was established to allow community members to experience an intergenerational and cross-cultural exchange of knowledge, skills, and techniques in sustainable urban agriculture. A medicine garden with curative herbs and state-of-the-art exercise mat for low-cost physical activity and classes enhance the connection between the community and the local White Memorial Medical Center, who originally donated the land for the project.
Volunteers are encouraged to wear long pants to prevent leg scratches and clothes you wouldn’t mind getting dirty. Closed-toe shoes are required, and a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and other sun protection is recommended.
Sign ups for this event are now closed. Thank you for your interest. We hope you will consider future One Bus, One Cause opportunities.