Intern report: Herb garden

Once again Groundwork Fukuoka went to the “Fukuoka Shikaku Tokubetsu Shien School”, a school for blind and visually impaired children, to care for the schools herb garden. But it was not only the staff of Groundwork Fukuoka I went with. Arriving at the school, 7 members of the NPO Green caravan and 3 members of Groundwork Fukuoka already waited to lend their hands with the work in the garden. We started work at around 10o’clock and finished at 2 p.m.

Arriving at 10o’clock, the sun shined and it looked like it would gonna be an awesome weather to do some work in the garden. But as fast as one noticed the nice weather, as fast it started to rain. All day long the weather switched between short parts of heavy rain and nice sunshine. Once one got used to the rain it was a comfortable day to work.

The extremely high grass was first to be cut by 4 people while the others where supposed to remove the weed from the flowers and plants. It was a hard work sometimes since the weed’s roots used to stick deep in the ground.

After mowing, the freshly cut grass was pulled together and removed from the garden. Meanwhile, one of the volunteers searched for the best reed to create a curtain for the sitting corner. It looked very good in the end.


In the end it was an awesome day on which everyone had fun and was glad to be able to help. The result of our work did it’s best to motivate for the next time. Therefore it was nice to feel a bit tired at then end, knowing for what one had worked.

written by Daniel

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