The Eco Interns are taking their words and putting them to action! Caroline, Stacey, and Kyla are taking the afternoon to volunteer for an organization called Avalon Housing. Avalon Housing is a community-based, non-profit organization that was created in 1992 to develop, own, and manage affordable housing. Their mission is to provide permanent, affordable, and supportive rental housing for Washtenaw County’s lowest income households. Their priority is with those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and have a mental or physical disability. Through that organization, Stacey set us up with an opportunity with “Edible Avalon”. This is a community gardening program that provides fresh, organic produce to tenants. The gardens are located at thirteen of their properties, and each year they provide programming to tenants that helps them improve their health and nutrition, learn about gardening, and enhance their leadership skills. Today, the interns will be planting lilies and weeding at one of these gardens, which will benefit the organization as a whole and the tenants who use the garden frequently. The interns are very excited for this opportunity, and hope to pass on their passion for volunteering to future interns!