Gannon ESL Students Volunteer in Our West Bayfront

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The key word here is ‘immersion.’ Gannon English as a Second Language (ESL) students spent time this summer volunteering in the community, in particular with our neighbors, Our West Bayfront. West BayFit is an activity initiative of Our West Bayfront (OWB) that strives to make a positive impact in the West Bayfront neighborhoods through a […]

The Last Hurrah

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Today was our last day at Earthworks, and the work did not lighten up. We started the morning by prepping the fields by cultivating and raking the dirt. This helps turn over the soil while getting the weeds and rocks out, creating a healthy environment for the plants to flourish. Some of us were lucky […]

Farming Fun

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We started the morning with another breakfast at the house. Again, there was a plethora of food: muffins, bagels, Pop-Tarts. Skylar even made breakfast sandwiches with the leftover tater tots and eggs. Then, we were off to Earthworks but late because Paul accidentally took the scenic route.  We met up with Tiger, AKA Tyler, who […]

What a Hoop-la!

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Hello from Detroit! Today was a busy day for us! We started doing our service at Earthworks and spent the day preparing the hoop house (similar to a greenhouse) for planting. This was not an easy task at all, especially with the unusually high temps we had (80s). We were joined by different volunteers in […]

Merida, Mexico – Day Three

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This morning we woke up around 7 o’clock and had breakfast. We traveled to Chichen Itza and arrived around 10:30-11. We got a tour guide who walked around, showed us and told us the history on the area. Between the areas of royalty (ex. governor), the buildings echo to allow conversations between each other. In […]

Plants and Prose

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We started today with a visit to one of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s (CSK) other outreaches, On The Rise Bakery Cafe https://www.cskdetroit.org/bakery/. The breakfast was incredible – from the breakfast sandwiches to the cinnamon buns. We’re already planning our return visit before we leave town! We traveled the short distance to the CSK’s Earthworks Urban […]