On November 15th, a few of us went over to the Westside Children’s Center to help in their garden. They are growing a garden to help the children learn about everything from flowers and vegetables to watering and bee pollination. The WCC caters to children from about 3 months to 5 years old and allows each age group to spend time in the garden. Even though you wouldn’t think that a 3 month old would reap any benefits from being in a garden, just being there hearing, seeing, and smelling is so important to his or her development. After learning a bit about the center and the garden itself, we got to work pulling weeds, transplanting rosemary bushes, and mulching newly planted trees to keep the soil filled with nutrients. I had never gardened before, but it was a valuable and unique experience where I learned about the immense work that goes into operating a garden and the incredible work the WCC does for the community as a whole.
Second Year Bruin Belle