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UC Berkeley Students Volunteer to Host Youth Garde...

UC Berkeley Students Volunteer to Host Youth Gardening Event

Young people age 5 to 14 and their parents are invited to enjoy a day of outdoor fun at Hoover Elementary School. The free event will take place on April 14, 2018.
The UC Berkeley chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW), headquartered in Denver will host Build Day-Oakland. The free event includes lunch for the youth participant.
“This is an opportunity for kids to get away from the digital world for a day and discover the beauty of community gardening,” said Brittany Bennett, Executive Director. “It’s also a great time for kids to connect with their parents or grandparents by doing hands-on activities they both enjoy.”
Supervised activities will include:
  • Planting seeds
  • Watering plants
  • Examining and comparing different seeds with a magnifying glass
  • Gardening safety
  • Garden scavenger hunt
  • Refurbishing chicken coops
  • Blending fruit smoothies
Local and state ESW chapters host similar events with students and young adults nationwide each year to introduce youths to sustainable living through the Build Day programs. Build Day is a new initiative created by Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) that creates local sustainable change by bringing together local technical expertise and community power. Regular citizens, community leaders, and engineers will work together to design, educate, and build a sustainable solution to a locally pressing issue such as stable food production, clean and equal water access, and urban rehabilitation.
For information about the Build Day-Oakland, contact Egoamaka Egbe at (310)-720-7564 and/or eegbe@eswusa.org.

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