September 11th, 2014. Trees That Feed Foundation has the privilege of working with individuals, communities, and organizations all over the world, all of whom share a common goal of improving the environment and alleviating hunger. Some of these individuals include Peace Corps volunteers, working on environmental causes. TTFF recently provided trees to Jordan Waldschmidt, a Peace Corps volunteer in Jamaica, for her community project. Meet and hear from her below!
“My name is Jordan Waldschmidt and I am serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland Jamaica. My position is with The Source, a community resource centre that aims at serving the people of four surrounding communities. As a green initiative volunteer, part of my role is to help The Source become more environmentally conscious. With my supervisor, we made the decision to create a community garden will serve The Source greatly. As a part of building the community garden, we decided to plant trees.
I found out about TTFF through a fellow volunteer, and the process of getting trees could not have been easier! I sent out an email asking for information, received a prompt email in response with the application, filled out the application, and then a week later I found out that eight trees were ready to be picked up in Spanish Town!A week later we launched the garden project and planted the trees, and everyone in the community came out to help. It was a great day, and I was told by many of the children that they really enjoyed planting the trees. Thank you, Trees That Feed! We can’t wait until the trees start growing and bearing fruit!”