Employees Make a Positive Impact on the Environment, Alleviate Hunger
It’s an exciting opportunity when a volunteer project can make a positive impact on the environment, help to alleviate hunger and support educational programs – all at the same time. That’s just what volunteers from Applied Materials were able to do during a recent activity at Full Circle Farm in Sunnyvale, California. In a few short hours the team from Applied was able to plant several dozen fruit trees in the orchard. Another group of employees relocated one produce stand and constructed another. The two structures will be a great addition to Full Circle Farm’s expanding service, retail and display area.
Full Circle Farm is an 11-acre organic, educational farm that will put fresh food in Santa Clara Unified School District cafeterias (where 45% qualify for free or reduced school lunch) while helping local youth experience success while they develop job and life skills through the growing, harvesting and marketing of fruit & vegetable crops. In addition, the Farm is among a growing network of Community Supported Agriculture programs that enable consumers to purchase local seasonal food direct from farmers.
Volunteers have returned to Full Circle Farm to give their time on a regular basis, reinforcing the importance of supporting sustainable agriculture and community involvement.