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UCOP Cares helps Frick Middle School plant a garden

A dozen UCOP staffers came together Friday, April 16 to help students at Frick Middle School in Oakland plant a vegtable garden. Chen Yin Noah, the associate director for the natural reserve system, worked with the school and OP volunteers to organize the Earth Day event and solicit garden donations. In all, more than 27 OP staff got involved — either contributing materials or their time.  The results were impressive: In a few short hours, plots of waist-high weeds were transformed into beds filled with lettuce, herbs, squash, strawberries, tomatoes and more. Click on a photo to enlarge it and launch a slideshow of the event.

Students shovel dirt into a compost bin

Students shovel dirt into a the compost bin.

Students begin planting

Two students begin planting strawberries.

Herbs to be planted

UCOP staff donated plants, veggies and seeds for the garden

Shoveling weeds and dirt

Jerry Booth tackles some of the overgrown weeds.

UCOP Cares group planting a magnolia tree

Gina Mortenson donated a magnolia tree

Puling weeds

Trish Hare takes on the tough job of weeding.

The whole group together

Students, teachers, and UCOP employees celebrate the new garden.

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  1. Jennie April 20, 2010 Reply

    Great job, and very inspiring. It would be great to have more opportunities like this.

  2. Jaymie April 21, 2010 Reply

    Thank you all so much for coming. Our garden certainly needed some help and you guys truly helped to transform it! We are so appreciative.

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