On November 13th, I had to opportunity to garden at the Rebekah Baines Johnson Center. This center, apart from promoting healthier and greener ways of living, works to provide local, fresh ingredients to the assisted living community next to the garden. On this Sunday, I worked with HBA students to clean around fruit trees and clean the soil. Allowing others to benefit from the fresh produce and aesthetically pleasing garden, the center benefits the city of Austin and people like me, who would not always be presented with an opportunity to garden on a Sunday morning.
Volunteering at the Austin Pets Alive Convention on November 5th was honestly very insightful. Being able to interact with others in the community who were passionate about ending animal cruelty and fostering beneficial animal shelters was a positive experience. At the end of the event, I was able to visit the Austin Pets Alive animal shelter and see the animals that are cared for by the volunteers.