Alhambra Students Team Up to Benefit the Hidden Valley Community Garden
The City of Martinez, in collaboration with Civic Spark, an AmeriCorps Program, recently organized a community garden volunteering event at Hidden Valley Community Garden. The March 17th event was intended to increase awareness about the ability of these small plots of land to create social capital, community well-being, and civic engagement with an available food-producing ecosystem. The City partnered with Alhambra High school through two Spanish classes led by Yadira Zapata and Jessica Upton and the Environmental Science class led by Clark Smith. The event also correlated to the high school’s class curriculum emphasizing project-based learning, a method that encourages students to learn from hands-on experiences.
The City would like to thank everyone who participated, especially Robert Rust, the garden supervisor who led the garden clean up and spoke enthusiastically with the students about sustainable gardening methods.