A group of German foreign exchange students participating in community service at a Squash 4 Friends. It was a positive and culturally enriching endeavor that allowed them to engage with the local community while learning about agriculture and contributing to the farm’s operations. Such experiences can foster cross-cultural understanding and personal growth and we had a great time hosting them.

Another group of foreign exchange students, visiting from France, arrived at the farm with a brisk spring wind whipping around them. Eager to contribute, they donned gloves and approached the task with enthusiasm. The students quickly found themselves adept at wielding trowels, meticulously planting rows of squash seeds. As they worked, a spirit of collaboration bloomed amidst the occasional chuckle and attempts to grasp American colloquialisms. They learned about the various types of squash being cultivated, their faces brightening at the prospect of their contribution to the upcoming harvest.

Building the fencing and tending to the garden requires a lot of hard work, and we are grateful for the volunteers who roll up their sleeves and get to work.

From digging post holes to hammering nails, our volunteers work tirelessly to ensure that the garden is safe and secure. They also help with other tasks such as planting, weeding, and harvesting, all of which are essential to the success of our organization.