The environmental and community organization Regenesis @ York University teamed up with Maloca Community Garden to hold a campus clean-up day at York University’s Keele campus on June 18.
The two organizations joined forces to clean up the area in and around the Maloca Community Garden, an organic campus garden that has existed since 1999, and since 2007 at its current site across from Stong Pond.
The experience for many volunteers who participated in the event was both fun and inspiring. “I have lots of fun here,” said Moon Patel, a student volunteer from Regenesis. “It’s a great opportunity for me to get into nature and to obtain knowledge about gardening. I’d like to do something to support the local food in our community.”
Regenesis is a non-profit organization founded by York students to address today’s environmental issues through various campus initiatives and programs, such as the YUM! Farmers’ Market. The organization seeks to empower other students who are also passionate about the environment to become leaders in their communities.
Maloca Community Garden has a traditional private plot garden for members, an urban farm and a community plot where anyone can come and take produce.
Regenesis is looking for more new enthusiastic volunteers for their next campus cleanup. For more information, follow Regenesis on Facebook at Regenesis York University or on Twitter at RegenesisatYork.
To learn more about the Maloca Community Garden, email firstname.lastname@example.org.