Community Planting Day

AmeriCorps, Landscape Management students, Hocking College Wildlife Club and other volunteers will host Community Planting Day on the south side of the Student Center in honor of Make a Difference Day.

The goal of this service project is to promote native plantings along the stream of the south side of the Hocking College Student Center. Native plantings offer many
benefits, such as easier maintenance and less fertilizer because the native plants are already adapted to the local climate. In addition, native plantings are beneficial to the environment and attract more wildlife, including bees, which are globally declining.

Money to purchase the native plants for the service project was raised by selling homemade cookies made from the native paw paw fruit, in which Hocking College Culinary students assisted with baking. The Hocking College Wildlife Club also donated money towards the service project. Make a Difference Day is celebrated each year on the fourth Saturday of October. The national service day was created by USA WEEKEND Magazine. This service day is the nation's largest day of volunteering.

The community is welcome to participate in the service project. For more information, contact Andrew Freeman CLT, CPH, Hocking College Landscape Management Coordinator.
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