We had the opportunity last Club season to watch our lending library that we built for Arts Holding Hands and Hearts, Inc. (AHHAH) be installed in a Coatesville community garden created by an organization called Trellis for Tomorrow. This inspired us to go back to them this season to learn a little more about their work in Chester County. We were thrilled when their Executive Director, Jennifer Anderson connected with us to plan a service project this spring!
On Saturday, April 9th, our member volunteers got up early and didn’t let the April showers stop them from heading to a special, new Pottstown community garden to join the Trellis for Tomorrow team. The Trellis volunteers led us in assisting to prepare a community garden which will teach local residents about organic gardening, environmental education and food security.
Garden gloves in hand and gardening tools on the ready, we had the opportunity first-hand to see how Trellis provides practical and behavioral life skills for youth and adults throughout their many programs. We immediately gravitated to their mission of building sustainable communities by “foster(ing) compassion and resilience”. What better way to bring people together than by quite literally planting seeds for a better tomorrow. To see more about the impact they’re having on our local communities, visit their website.