SEEED: Engagement w/the Community
Written by Taria Person
Posted by Treasure Hightower
Welcome to SEEED’s Weekly Voice! This week we will highlight the Work Day: Cleanup and Alumni Homecoming, which are just a couple of events happening at SEEED this week.
Yesterday, August 16th, 2017, SEEED hosted a Work Day: Cleanup, from 1-4pm. Many volunteers from the University of Tennessee- Knoxville, Appalachian Voices, and Knoxville Utilities Board assisted with cleaning the grounds, and contributed to the maintenance of SEEED’s edible forest. I asked volunteers what it meant for them to contribute to the community, and to be of service at events like the Work Day: Cleanup. See the video below to hear what they had to say!
At SEEED, it is apart of our mission “to create pathways out of poverty” and “equip communities with environmental literacy skills.” It was a wonderful experience to witness a group of people working to make sure that Knoxville sustains its beauty, and that SEEED’s mission is fulfilled. There is plenty of room and enough tools and tasks to share, so feel free to come volunteer, anytime. It takes a village to raise a community garden, so we hope to see you there.
Tonight, August 17th, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm, SEEED is having its first Alumni Homecoming, which celebrates the graduates from previous Career Readiness Programs. This event will be full of food, door prizes, games, and a lot of fun! Many graduates will be accompanied by guests who may be interested in SEEED’s pilot Energy Corps Program; however, anyone that is interested in the pilot program or in the work that SEEED is doing, we would love to have you there.
SEEED’s Energy Corps Program—a program that will teach life skills, career skills, construction trades, and energy services, such as weatherization and solar—begins on September 12th from 1-6pm. SEEED is still accepting applications for the Energy Corps Program, so if you know anyone between the ages of 18-28 that would be interested in this opportunity, have the person apply via FB or at SEEED. Thank you so much for reading SEEED’s Weekly Voice. Don’t forget to like, comment, and share. Until next time, keep growing!