Tennessee Promise students can complete up to four hours of their required community service by working in Roane State’s Community Garden on April 25.
The college is hosting a special Tennessee Promise Day in the Community Garden from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 25. The garden is located near the college’s main campus in Harriman.
Half of the bounty from Roane State’s Community Garden is donated to local charities to help feed the needy. During the spring, help is needed to clear the garden for this year’s crop.
“This is a great opportunity for Tennessee Promise students to earn community service hours and to help a good cause,” said Mare Thomas, who helps coordinate volunteers for the garden.
Interested students are asked to register at roanestate.edu/promisegarden. All Tennessee Promise students must complete eight hours of community service by August 1.
Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25. Students are asked to park in the baseball field parking lot (across the street from the campus) and sign in.
Students are welcome to come to all or part of the four-hour service opportunity.
“If students want to come for an hour or two, that would be a big help and that’s an hour or two closer to the eight they need to keep Tennessee Promise,” Thomas said.
Students should bring gloves and wear jeans and boots. The work will be muddy and physical. Students are also asked to plan for weather by bringing sunscreen, hats or rain gear. The event will take place rain or shine, unless weather is severe.
For more information, contact Mare Thomas at [email protected].
Students, please RSVP at roanestate.edu/promisegarden.
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