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Cultivating Community: OCG Companies Volunteers with Keep Growing Detroit


OCG Volunteering with Keep Growing Detroit

In the heart of Detroit, amidst the urban landscape, lies an oasis of greenery and growth - Keep Growing Detroit's urban garden. Recently, the team at OCG Companies had the privilege of volunteering with this incredible organization to harvest fruits and vegetables, contributing to a greater cause while learning valuable lessons about sustainability, gardening, and even discovering the wonders of cucumelons.


Connecting with the Community

As advocates for community engagement and environmental stewardship, OCG Companies was eager to roll up their sleeves and get involved in Keep Growing Detroit's mission. The opportunity to work alongside local volunteers and support initiatives aimed at promoting urban agriculture resonated deeply with the team's values.


Hands-On Learning Experience

The day began with a warm welcome from the Keep Growing Detroit team, who provided an overview of the organization's mission and the importance of urban gardening in fostering food security and sustainability. Volunteers from OCG Companies were then given a crash course in harvesting techniques and introduced to the wide array of fruits and vegetables growing in the garden.


Lessons in Sustainability

As the volunteers set to work, gently plucking ripe tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, and vibrant peppers from the vines, they couldn't help but marvel at the beauty and abundance of nature. But beyond the bountiful harvest, there were valuable lessons to be learned about sustainable farming practices and the role of urban agriculture in reducing food miles and promoting local food systems.



OCG Volunteering with Keep Growing Detroit

Discovering the Cucumelon

Amidst the rows of familiar produce, there was one delightful surprise waiting to be discovered - the cucamelon. Part cucumber, part melon, these miniature fruits captivated the volunteers with their unique appearance and refreshing flavor. Learning about this lesser-known crop sparked a newfound curiosity among the team, inspiring them to explore new horizons in gardening and culinary experimentation.


A Heartfelt Conclusion

As the day drew to a close and the last of the harvest was gathered, there was a sense of accomplishment and camaraderie among the volunteers from OCG Companies. They had not only contributed to a worthy cause but had also gained a deeper appreciation for the transformative power of community gardens and the importance of sustainable living.


Looking Towards the Future

The experience with Keep Growing Detroit left a lasting impression on the team at OCG Companies, igniting a passion for environmental conservation and community service. Inspired by their time in the garden, they are eager to continue their journey towards a more sustainable future, armed with newfound knowledge and a commitment to making a positive impact in their community.


In the end, it was more than just a day of volunteering - it was a journey of growth, discovery, and connection. And as the sun set over the urban garden, it served as a reminder that when we come together with a shared purpose, we have the power to cultivate positive change, one harvest at a time.



OCG Volunteering with Keep Growing Detroit

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