It’s hard to believe that a whole month has passed, but in that time I’ve gained many new experiences to share. During March, I developed a new volunteer handbook, prepared for the new Instagram, “Homeless of St Pete,” and led a volunteer service trip to an off-grid farm in North Carolina. These three projects have taught me the importance of creating community in order to have successful projects.
I concluded my month with an independent project where I led a group of USFSP students on a service trip to North Carolina. We spent the week working on an off-grid farm that is completely independent from public electricity, water, and food systems. The farm’s host works with a variety of individuals in the community to simply live—from raising their goats to growing crops. I learned methods we can use in the tiny homes village community garden and the importance of community.
"I learned methods we can use in the tiny homes village community garden and the importance of community."
(This is the second in the series of three posts written by Paige McDaniel, a senior at University of South Florida St. Petersburg who is serving as an intern at Celebrate Outreach during the spring 2016 semester.)