by Gail Field
It doesn’t have silver bells an cockle shells, but it has plenty of vegetables tended with care by Ventura children. The Kids Garden Brigade, with the under the guidance of Gerardo Gallegos is giving kids a chance to learn and practice caring for plants and harvesting fruits and vegetables for their families and residents.
The garden on 572 Ventura Ave., an affiliate of Restore Ventura, is holding a Volunteer Day for teens and adults as part of Serve Day, which is a movement to provide volunteer opportunities to help people and projects in need. Serve Day is held this year the morning of Saturday, June 3, from 8:30 – noon.
The call is for volunteers to participate in three projects in the garden: painting the fence, extending water lines, and building a treehouse. All of these projects enhance the functionality and beauty of the garden. Volunteers are encouraged to bring tools including brushes, screwdrivers, wrenches, cutting tools any other supplies appropriate to the planned projects.
In charge of the project is Gerardo Gallegos, the Director of Operations for the non-profit Restore Ventura. Teens and adults are welcome. No children, please, because of the space needed to do sawing, cutting, and irrigating. Please come at 8:30 to get assignments and a head start on the morning. For more information about this event, call Gerardo Gallegos at 550 – 7890.
You can find out about other Serve Day opportunities online: http://meettheneed.org/event.php?id=564266&orgtemp=6688