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Father Daughter Service Trip

Cara Keller, Staff Writer

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This year’s Father Daughter Service Project proved to be a huge success.  On Saturday, April 22, 2017, I was joined by other Merion girls and their fathers to clean Bartram’s Garden in Southwest Philadelphia. Founded by John Bartram, Bartram’s Graden is now a National Historic Landmark as well as an organization. Its main mission is for all people to live a sustainable life.  In addition, Bartram’s Garden strives to emphasize the need of all people caring for the environment and well being of all. Volunteers at the Gardens work hard to make sure that this goal is achieved.
These workers at the Garden put countless hours of their time and effort into making the Garden run efficiently.  We learned firsthand that although this may seem simple, it is not an easy task.  With lots of hard work, we were all able to contribute to the Garden in one way or another.  One of the group leaders told us that we accomplished two weeks worth of work in those three hours spent at the Garden.  Because of our generous volunteer work, they are now ahead of schedule and can begin planting earlier than usual.  Each year, the Garden produces 12,000 pounds of food for the area’s needy and in addition to serving others, I was also able to spend quality time with my father.
This service project was a great chance for my dad and I to bond and become even closer. It enabled us to work together to achieve a common goal. For me, this day was definitely a memorable experience that I will remember fondly.  It gave me a better understanding of the importance of taking care of the environment, sustainability, as well as time spent with my dad in a different setting than usual.

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