Reuben’s Service Reflection

As a part of my out-of-school community service, I volunteered at 9C Community Garden. This Community Garden is on 9th Street and Avenue C and is one of the many community gardens in Alphabet City. There, I trimmed trees, which had dead branches that were likely killed by Hurricane Sandy. I put the cut off branches into bundles to be used for another purpose. With these branches cut off, the trees could grow larger.

I live very near this garden and I enjoyed volunteering somewhere in my neighborhood. Community Gardens are a big part of the East Village and I found it rewarding to help maintain one since it in turn helps beautify the neighborhood. It was also nice to do gardening because I could see the results of my labors right before my eyes. I also liked interacting with the members of the garden, seeing how close the garden has them. It was great to experience the inner workings of a space that I pass all the time.

One thought on “Reuben’s Service Reflection

  1. Reuben, these city gardens mean so much to the people who live near them and walk through them. This was a very worthwhile use of your energy! What kind of city would this be without green spaces? Thank you!

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