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The Energy of Our Volunteers

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When people visit Peaceful Grounds, there are usually volunteers working. We have been really fortunate to have so much service from local universities, especially from the University of Indianapolis or UIndy. Marianna Foulkrod, Instructor of the "Social Problems" class has a solution based activity that is helping her students learn more about hunger prevention. The students enrolled in the class show up at Peaceful Grounds twice weekly. The energy they have put into the facility has help reclaim the property from enormous overgrowth, removed danger from the once abandon facility and build a robust worm farm.

When the UIndy students started they liked being outdoors. Then they began to take personal ownership for the effort, by showing up early or coming in to help on alternate days. With a commitment of 42 volunteer hours some already have double that number and another month of class ahead of them.

When people visit Peaceful Grounds several things amaze them. The vision of the overall initiative and the vast landscape impress, but the energy and enthusiasm of our volunteers is hands down the most impressive. When they are working, there is a quiet across the four acres, but a lot of activity. Everyday at Peaceful Grounds something wonderful happens. The people who show up, make that goodness - that peace happen. Right on!

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 November 2011 20:51

 

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