As you probably know by now, everyone at Aikido’Ka performs community service as part of their training.
Adult member Stuart is testing for his green belt this Saturday. Here’s Stuart’s report on his community service:
For my community project, I volunteered with my son (also a member of Aikido’Ka) to work in his school’s garden. The Scotten School garden is still in its beginning stages. They have created a fenced section for planting and a greenhouse, and enlisted help to create planter boxes and to transport donated soil.
We arrived early on a Saturday morning and worked for a good two and a half hours shoveling, hauling and packing soil.
The wood for the planter boxes was donated by a local lumber yard, the soil donated from a student’s family, the tools from the teachers and the labor from all volunteers. It was truly a group effort.
Due to the rains this spring, the date for installing the sprinklers and drainage systems have not been set, but we have included our names for hopeful service.
Already the seeds that have been planted in the greenhouse have sprouted. It is truly wonderful to see the students getting excited and watering them by hand. Hopefully we can have them transplanted into the new planter boxes before the school term ends for summer.