Steven students from St. Mary's University volunteered to help water, fertilize and lay newspaper around the garden's peach, plum, apple and olive trees at a garden work day Aug. 23. The students hailed from a variety of majors and devoted several hours to the site as the temperatures rose into late morning and noon. This was the students' first time visiting the Alamo Heights Community Garden. Their participation through the Marianist Leadership Program enables them to work at different locations around San Antonio, including Habitat for Humanity sites, Guide Dogs of Texas initiatives, Catholic charities and hospitals. Group leader Angelica Castañeva said the students volunteer at a site every school semester and will have their choice of future volunteer sites next spring. She added the students would like to see a community garden built at St. Mary's University.
January 2011 - January 2012