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Goals and Expectations Revisited

As the semester comes to a close and the flight is right around the corner, I am reminded of the great journey I have already taken. I know that the majority of growth and fulfillment of my own personal goals…

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Service Project Presentation 2013: Varkplaas Community Garden (VIDEO)

Kristyn and Adriana present their service project on the Varkplaas community garden.

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Service Project Presentation 2013: Melkbosplaas Community Gardens (VIDEO)

Melanie and Aubrie present their service project on building gardens in the Melkbosplaas communities.

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Service Project 2013- Community Gardens- Update #7

So for today’s update, Melanie and I are coming to an end of our plans. The final plans include next week where Melanie and I are planning on going to Home Depot and continue to look for supplies. We are…

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Service Projects 2013: Varkplaas and SHOES- Update #5

Varkplaas Community Gardens Everything seems to be on track and we have created multiple concepts to possibly implement when we arrive in South Africa. The issues of protecting the garden from the elements, snails, costs, materials and design have all…

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Service Project 2013- Community Gardens- Update #6

Aubrie and I are finally ready to go explore stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s because we received vital information from Tamarin about moving forward in creating a sustainable structure for the community gardens. ¬†We found out that the land…

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Service Project 2013- Varkplaas Community Garden- Update #4

This update is unfortunately a short one. Since Kristyn’s last post on the Varkplaas Garden, not much new information has been found. We are still debating if we will have enough funds for the PVC piping, since we believe that…

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Service Project 2013- Community Gardens- Update #5

Melanie and I decided that we would be planting onions and tomatoes in the community gardens. I also asked my dad for some advice, and we will be planting with the sticks in order for the plants to plant upright….

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Service Project 2013- Community Gardens- Update #4

Aubrie and I kept in touch over spring break and decided that we are definitely going to stick with planting just onions and tomatoes in the gardens and concentrate more on sustainability than adding more plants that they will have…

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Taking Care of Business in the Classroom

In class today, Tamarin was a surprise guest speaker. Tamarin talked to us about our projects and all the different groups received information about what they should expected for their projects and how to further understand their projects with information…

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