Thursday, March 15, 2012
Pictured above are the sisters of the Zeta Delta chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha next to a tree planted March 3rd
The sisters of the Zeta Delta chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha from the University of Tennessee recently chose to serve with CAC AmeriCorps’ Vacant Lots program. With generous donations from Stanley’s Greenhouse, Wal-Mart and the City of Knoxville the sixteen ladies planted two willows oaks and a spring bulb garden in the Western Heights on a March 3rd. CAC's Vacant Lots program is an initiative to beautify vacant properties in the City of Knoxville.
AmeriCorps member Conner Westby leads the effort to coordinate clean-ups of 11 vacant properties in the Mechanicsville, Lonsdale, and Beaumont community of Knoxville. He has removed mounds of invasive species, reintroduced native species and pollinators with the help of the fantastic volunteers of Knoxville such as the ladies of AKA.
If you'd like to be involved in the project contact CAC AmeriCorps at firstname.lastname@example.org.