Evan’s Service Experience

Earlier this month, through the organization Earth Matter I was able to help with planting and animal care on Governors Island. When I arrived we began by sewing rows in order to plant vegetables and other produce of that sort. Throughout most of the day I was working with farming and helping plant seeds. When I was there I also saw a large amount of compost on the island, this is because it is the home of much of the city’s compost, they even mentioned receiving some of the compost which Friends produces. Overall the experience was interesting as I had never really imagined things happening on Governor’s Island but it was eye opening to see that much of the island was used for things like compost and houses for chickens. I enjoyed my experience with Earth Matter and learned a lot.

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