DIG Youth Work with UNC Bonner Scholars

DIG Youth Work with UNC Bonner Scholars

Published Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013

On Saturday, March 23rd DIG hosted a volunteer group from the UNC Bonner Scholars program.  Together they accomplished a lot of work outside in the garden, despite the chilly overcast weather.  Beds were expanded and prepped for planting, cardboard and wood chips were put down to define aisles between the rows, and LOTS of weeding was done.  We are very thankful for all the hard work of the Bonner Scholars.  

This visit was not just about service however. We all shared lunch and had time for lots of informal dialogue about what DIG does and had the opportunity to learn about what the Bonner Scholars are all about.  We also had a formal question and answer session in which the DIG crew spoke about the impact that being a part of DIG had on their lives and what they saw themselves doing in the future as it concerns agriculture, food justice and sustainability issues.  I loved seeing the interaction between our DIG crew comprised of 10th-12th graders and the Bonner Scholars comprised of mostly college freshman.  The exchange of knowledge, advice and stories about their college experience was invaluable.  For more information about the Bonner Scholars check out their website

-Kamilah Holtz, DIG Public Allies Specialist

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