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PR Chapter Community Service

PR Chapter Community Service

On Saturday, March 7th Alpha Zeta visited Finca La Perla in Mayaguez from 8:30 to 3:30.  Five members participated in the activity. First of all, we discussed with the owner, Luis Curvero, some of the present challenges the agriculture in Puerto Rico is facing and some basic information about the industry of the coffee in Puerto Rico. We shared a light breakfast for those who had not had any and proceeded to a tour of the property. Luis Curvero has many small crops in his property, including ginger, “pana” (Artocarpus altilis), “chironja” (orangelo) and cacao. The main crop of the farm is coffee, though there was not any to pick. After the tour, we helped pick cacao in many different spots. We were able to fill three sacks with cacao, and afterward opened them and put the seeds with the pulp in water. Afterward, we enjoyed a light lunch provided by the owner of the farm and then proceeded to participate in the process of grinding and packing coffee. Then, we were given a taste of the coffee produced at the farm and picked bananas, “chironjas”  and “panas” to take home with us.
Monday, March 16, 2015/Author: Jaileen Rivera Montes De Oca/Number of views (778)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter Road Clean-Up

Florida Chapter Road Clean-Up

Last week, brothers of the Florida Chapter coordinated with our current pledge class to conduct our first road clean up of the year!  We clean our road (which we adopted through the local Adopt-A-Street program) at least six times a year, so brothers are quite familiar with the process.  It was fun to be able to introduce some of the pledge class to what has become a service tradition for our chapter!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015/Author: Alexis Curtin/Number of views (799)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter Service with Project Makeover

Florida Chapter Service with Project Makeover

On Saturday, February 21st, the Florida Chapter participated in Project Makeover.  Project Makeover is a student-run nonprofit at the University of Florida that chooses an elementary school in Alachua County to makeover each year.  The projects are focused on improving the learning environment for students, whether it is through grounds beautification or the introduction of new learning tools.  This year's school was Metcalfe Elementary, and the overarching theme of the project was "play".  Our time at Project Makeover was spent beautifying one of the school's playgrounds.  We raked up bags and bags of leaves and pine needles, and we collected pine cones to be used for art projects.  Project Makeover was a perfect way to get connected to the community in a way we hadn't before, and we look forward to participating again in the future to help improve local education where we can.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015/Author: Alexis Curtin/Number of views (666)/Comments (0)/

Florida Chapter Volunteers at Wilmot Gardens

On Saturday, February 7th, brothers from the Florida Chapter spent the morning at Wilmot Gardens.  Wilmot Gardens is a 5 acre area located on campus.  The garden serves the UF community as well as the patients receiving care at the Shands Medical Plaza adjacent to campus.  Wilmot Gardens is currently undergoing a restoration project that is focused on creating healing and meditation areas.  During our service at Wilmot Gardens, we helped with ground and plant maintenance for areas included in the restoration project.  The weather was beautiful, and we enjoyed getting our hands dirty while contributing to a garden with such a great mission for our community!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015/Author: Alexis Curtin/Number of views (617)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter Just Shoe It Service Event

Florida Chapter Just Shoe It Service Event

For the first two weeks of the semester, brothers from the Florida Chapter participated in a shoe drive run by a UF student organization called Just Shoe It.  Throughout the year, Just Shoe It conducts several shoe collections, each focused on a different group of recipients.  For this collection, all donations went to local blueberry workers in need of sneakers or work boots.  It was great to be able to support local community members in agriculture!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015/Author: Alexis Curtin/Number of views (903)/Comments (0)/
Cal Epsilon Brothers Serve as FFA Speaking Contest Judges

Cal Epsilon Brothers Serve as FFA Speaking Contest Judges

Yesterday three of our AZ brothers had the honor to judge FFA students at the East Fresno Madera Sectional Speaking Contest! The contests included prepared public speaking, impromptu, extemporaneous, creed, & job interview. The members had a grand time serving as judges and giving back to another sanction of agriculture.  Leaders for the world of agriculture!
Wednesday, February 11, 2015/Author: Brittany Hitchcock/Number of views (596)/Comments (0)/
Oklahoma State University's Chapter of Alpha Zeta

Oklahoma State University's Chapter of Alpha Zeta

Christmas Party and Angel Tree Donations

On November 20th, our Organization held our annual Christmas party in which we had a secret santa exchange, played Christmas games, ate wonderful snacks, and had an ugly sweater contest. This wasn't all we did during this meeting, along with this we also decorated Christmas trees for families in need in Stillwater, Oklahoma, collected cans for our local food pantry, and collected money for Angel Tree. We raised $304 that was able to be spent on one little girl and one little boy in the Stillwater area so that they could have a magical Christmas. Our shopping trip was on December 9th and we bought legos, kitchen sets, gift cards, stuffed animals, clothes, and much more. It was truly a moving night and it is so amazing seeing a group of such amazing members and pledges wanting to change the world and help those in need around them. It was such a wonderful evening.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014/Author: Amanda Geisinger/Number of views (573)/Comments (0)/

Alpha Zeta HS Student Investigation Community Service

A High School Student, Naomy Candelaria required subjects with experience in developing a garden and subjects without experience in developing a garden for her investigation of Puerto Rico Zero Waste Management. As agricultural students, Alpha Zeta members have experience in developing a  garden, and so some members volunteered to be such subjects. Naomy required us to give her our recycling material for a total of three weeks, once after a week of recycling and another time after two weeks of recycling. Afterwards, we were required to answer two different surveys via internet. On November 10th, we handed over our first bags of recycling and on November 25th we handed over our second bags of recycling. At about the same time, we answered the surveys that were sent through e-mail and finished our parts. Naomy’s investigation was completed successfully. She was even published in the newspaper El Nuevo Día.

Sunday, December 21, 2014/Author: Jaileen Rivera Montes De Oca/Number of views (582)/Comments (0)/
Puerto Rico Chapter Harvesting and Planting

Puerto Rico Chapter Harvesting and Planting

Our Chapter went to the town of Anasco to help a school in their local garden. We helped transplant some vegetable plants they wanted to produce and helped harvest cilantro. This activity was a great learning experience for some of our new candidates, we were able to speak to some of the school teachers about agriculture and how they have been so successful with their garden.
Saturday, December 20, 2014/Author: Ezequiel Montatez Rivera/Number of views (594)/Comments (0)/
Virginia Tech Alpha Zeta- Harvest Havoc

Virginia Tech Alpha Zeta- Harvest Havoc

Originally Posted By Samantha N. Cubbage

New members of Virginia Tech Alpha Zeta competed in Harvest Havoc, held annually by Sigma Alpha and Alpha Gamma Rho. Members had fun competing in many agriculture based games, including hay bail stacking and cow milking. All proceeds were donated to Heifer International.
Monday, November 24, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (628)/Comments (0)/
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