I would like to thank the California Conservation Corps for helping with the Sixth Annual BBQ Dinner at the Morro Bay Estero Community Garden held June 24. I would also like to gratefully acknowledge the continuing and generous support of the Estero Bay United Methodist Church, which makes this garden possible for our community.
The Corps got the garden ready and took on the additional responsibility of helping us with the event. They did this with enthusiasm, initiative and grace, demonstrating to the 290-plus attendees just how talented, hard-working and adaptable these Corps members are.
What the garden diners did not see, but were able to enjoy, were the many hours the Corps members have spent helping the garden over its eight-year history. They helped set the foundation for our shed, build fences, install irrigation lines, finish our masonry retaining wall, plant our urban orchard, clear pathways, install steps and handrails and pull a million weeds.
The hours that Corps members spend at the garden are community service hours — they are volunteering their time as part of the CCC program. The dedication, skill and generosity of these young adults commands our appreciation and respect, and they are an inspiration to all of us at the garden. Thank you, California Conservation Corps!
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