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. We went there on Saturday 05.12. The school is located quiet far outside of Fukuoka city, so we had to go there by car. After our arrival we prepared things for the event. Slowly more and more people from Panasonic and from the school itself came to the place and signed in with their name. At 9:30 am the event started officially. We began with a short game, where everybody has to present himself in a small group of 3 to 10 people. After that, the different working groups were presented by a member of Groundwork Fukuoka. All in all there were five groups.

The first one pruned the herbs and removed the weeds from the flower beds. The second group planted pansies and field mustards on the largest flower beds available. The third group was asked to put wooden frames for herbs together. The fourth group started cleaning the small creek and biotop in the center of the garden. It was full of seaweed, so they had to clean it. I attended this group. After cleaning was finished we started painting the small bridges, which lead over the pond and the creek. The last group prepared lunch for everybody, because we would have had lunch together after the work was finished.

At 10 am the work began. The weather was pretty good with a lot of sunshine overall in the beginning. Although it was very cold, everybody was motivated. Further, as soon as all the people began to work, they would be warm.

We finished the work very fast, because we had a lot of motivated people, who helped also each other out.

At 12 pm we had relaxed lunch together. The fifth group made wonderful pizza, curry and baked potato, which were all very delicious.

At 13 pm most of the people went back home. Only the staff from groundwork Fukuoka remained to clean up the whole place and get all the materials needed back in the cars. After that we also went back home.

Summarizing, it was a pretty nice day with a lot of fun. The result from our work was very good. Therefore we could help to clean the school garden for visually impaired children once again. This is an important project also for the future.



Written by Lion


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