Canvasback Wellness Center and Marshall Islands Red Cross Society signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) last week Thursday that bring in two Red Cross volunteers to train as farmer-instructors who will manage gardening classes for public elementary schools.
Red Cross volunteers Dilia Mares and Samuel Hanchor are excited to start their new agricultural adventure. They will be responsible for this year’s second phase of the Wellness Center’s Learning Gardens project — phase one was led last semester by Red Cross Communications Officer Roger Muller and recent CMI graduate Kyle Bing, whose passion lies in agriculture and marine life.
They awarded certificates of recognition for the job, which entailed early drives down from town for sessions under the sun that required students to get their hands dirty.
Mares and Hanchor began training last Monday and look forward to the start of the school semester when they will visit schools in Rairok, Ajeltake and Laura.
Read more about this in the January 11, 2019 edition of the Marshall Islands Journal.