The Growing Home and Learning Center is seeking an intern to help with its Growing Our Schools project.
This volunteer will oversee the Growing Home’s effort to build and maintain a garden in every school in Diamond Bar and the surrounding area.
“Right now, schools around the nation are setting up school gardens and garden programs,” said the Growing Home’s Rishi Kumar. “Today, children are bombarded with ads on the TV and the Internet telling them to eat terrible food. This has led to skyrocketing obesity rates, along with other preventable diseases. School gardens are important to teach kids at a very young age the importance of a good diet, and also the joys of being outdoors and interacting with nature, another big problem because of TV and Internet. Teaching children now will lead to them developing good habits throughout their lives.”
Currently, the Growing Home is working with Diamond Ranch High School and Diamond Point Elementary School, and is hoping to expand soon.
Anyone interested in the internship is asked to send an e-mail with their information to firstname.lastname@example.org.