Niles Rotarians assist LEAF with growing food
In observance of Arbor Day, a dozen or more Niles Rotarians and Rotaractors (Silicon Valley & Fremont chapters) and other LEAF volunteers brought their skills and labor to one of LEAF’s gardens on April 29th. They built five planter boxes and planted fruit trees in them as part of a ground-breaking on land LEAF (Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont) recently acquired, via an agreement with the Alameda County Water District. The land abuts the C.R. Stone Garden, where LEAF grows veggies for donation to the Tri-City Volunteers Food Bank. The Stone Garden land was provided by Dr. Chris Stone, owner of the adjacent Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic.
As LEAF’s president, Mia Mora, likes to say, “It takes a village,” and certainly a lot of generous people were involved in this effort to provide healthy food to our neighbors in need.
You can find out about opportunities to volunteer with LEAF at www.fremontleaf.org
Event Chair : Richard Godfrey & Paul Andrus