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Community Services volunteers plant farm
In trying to encourage American University of Sharjah student volunteers to achieve their goals in preserving their environment, the Office of Student Affairs' Community Services division launched one of its newest environmental initiatives, the Community Services Farm, on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.
The Community Services Farm is a student project giving volunteers the opportunity to plant a variety of seeds and plants next to the Languages Building, with the assistance of the gardeners who work at University City. Thirty-two student volunteers participated in planting flowers, vegetables and fruits.
Community Services chose this initiative to cultivate the students' green thumbs and to enhance the cooperative spirit among the volunteers. The volunteers will later conduct a health day presenting their harvest to encourage the students to eat healthy food.Merna Elmedany, a student volunteer who took part in the initiative, said, "This new project gave us the opportunity to plant our favorite trees while building new friendships through our assigned teams."
Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Dean of Students said "The Community Services Farm was initiated to create awareness among our students on environmental issues and how they can help keep the environment clean and green. With practical learning experiences, we aim to educate our students on how to protect and conserve the environment. Planting seedlings to become trees in the future is a good example for our students to understand that their environmental contributions today will have great impact tomorrow."