On Sunday, May 1st KU Hillel Board members and their families volunteered in Lawrence with KU Hillel students and staff. The day started at KU Hillel for bagels and coffee at 9:30 am. The group then headed to John Taylor Park in North Lawrence to volunteer for three hours.
The Garden Incubator is a part of the Lawrence/Douglas County Common Ground Initiative. The Garden Incubator helps transform vacant and under-utilized city properties into vibrant sites of healthy food production for citizens. “We were able to accomplish so much in the three hours we spent there—it was very cool to see the transformation of the garden from start to finish,” said KU junior Zahava Davis.
KU Hillel board member Brad Smuckler shared a similar sentiment, “Volunteering at the garden was a great opportunity for my family to bond with KU Hillel students, staff, board members and their families, while helping out the Lawrence community. We really enjoyed working with the local Lawrence farmers, and even learned a few gardening tricks while we there!”
Director of Volunteer Engagement at Jewish Family Services and KU Hillel Board Member, Taly Friedman, coordinated this volunteer project.