SA 1st Platoon, The Mission Continues is excited to announce our newset partnership in with Gardopia Garden! This is our first event in efforts to spearhead neighborhood revitalization through community and school gardens!
This exciting venture will allow for the community to learn about wellness and improve their quality of life. This event will involve improvements to the Gardopia location itself and also clean up and prepping their newest site where will host our big service project for Earth Day!
Tentative Tasks to be Completed:
Moving and installing new chicken coop Weeding/Planting in Garden (KID FRIENDLY) Revamping a small stage Removing trash and debri (KID FRIENDLY) Reorganizing shipping container Prepping new site with cardboard/compost
Children are welcome to attend also. To learn more about Gardopia, read below! I have included the link to Gardopia Gardens to better understand their history and vision. I am really looking forward to seeing you there!
Gardopia began in 2015, to address health disparities in a high-crime corridor on the near Eastside of San Antonio. Initially funded with the Bryne grant through the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA), Gardopia implemented Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) as a methodology for crime reduction. Working with SAHA, Gardopia became the Eastside's first Garden Utopia, where members of the community began growing their own food on an abandon lot.
What To Wear :
TMC Shirt is you have one and comfy shoes and trousers ready to get dirty.
What To Bring :
Water Bottle, Your Family, and Friends!
Parking is limited but street parking is available.
Inclement Weather Plan :
Event will be rescheduled, if rain.
Certain host organizations, such as schools, may prohibit volunteers with certain types of criminal convictions from participating in a service project. Accordingly, The Mission Continues is requesting your consent to conduct a criminal background check in the event that your Platoon is engaging in a service project with a host organization that requires a criminal background check. By checking the box below, you authorize The Mission Continues to conduct a criminal background check.
If such a background check is required, it will be completed and used in accordance with applicable law. The Mission Continues does not automatically disqualify persons from Platoons based on criminal convictions. We want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to move forward in their lives through service, at the same time that we seek to protect the communities we serve together.