Feel like giving back to our community? Well, you’re in luck because the Office of Resilience and Sustainability is seeking El Paso resident volunteers to help clean up the Chamizal Garden.

The community garden was established just over a year ago and has enhanced both the neighborhood aesthetic as well as citizen engagement. However, community gardens need ongoing care and the Office of Resilience and Sustainability aims to engage the entire community in helping to keep the garden thriving.

Residents who are interested in gardening can receive a garden plot by signing a contract that outlining rules, regulations, and responsibilities for each plot. The Office of Resilience and Sustainability also offers one on one guidance about basic gardening and a free monthly Gardening 101 workshop in partnership with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension. These initiatives are part of ongoing efforts to promote community health and wellbeing and civic engagement through urban intervention.

The volunteer community clean-up will take place on Thursday, June 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Chamizal Garden located at 3208 Findley.