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Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Life at ODA, The Dirt | 0 comments

ODA U Community Service

ODA U Community Service

This summer, our ODA University (ODA U) interns built and grew a garden of vegetables as part of a community service project.  After only a few weeks, the garden is in full bloom and we have harvested our second batch of produce to be taken to a nearby food pantry!

The vegetables are sent to a local LEADS service center.  LEADS works with the Food Pantry Network to provide food pantries at neighborhood service centers in Utica, Pataskala and Buckeye Lake. Below are some photos of our interns at work.

ODA U Interns beginning their garden service project.

ODA U Interns beginning their garden service project.

Interns Callie and Alec posing for a picture after tending to the garden.

Interns Callie and Alec posing for a picture after tending to the garden.

Garden crops include Green Peppers, Cucumbers and Green Beans.

Garden crops include Green Peppers, Cucumbers and Green Beans.

Freshly picked veggies awaiting delivery to the local food pantry.

Freshly picked veggies awaiting delivery to the local food pantry.

ODA U is an unpaid internship at the department, where students can earn credit towards their college education.  The program, created to increase awareness of the diversity of jobs at ODA, allows for experience in many careers including engineering, biology, chemistry, political science, communications, geography, animal and food sciences and many, many more. For more information on ODA U visit http://www.agri.ohio.gov/.

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