Friday, 21 June 2013 00:00
For his Eagle Project, Austin Kulka, a Boy Scout with Troop 97 Manhasset, is raising funds so he can create an organic garden to benefit the Manhasset/Great Neck Economic Opportunity Commission (EOC) Adventures In Learning program in Manhasset. The donations will fund Kulka’s Eagle Project, a timely investment into creating or restoring something that will benefit the community.
Kulka is very committed to Adventures In Learning, an afterschool educational and enrichment program dedicated to improving the lives of Long Island children, where he has been volunteering, teaching science for the last two years. Kulka plans to incorporate the organic garden into the science curriculum. The garden will not only benefit the children of the Adventures in Learning program, but the surrounding community as well.
Since most of the children at Adventures In Learning live in apartments, access to any type of garden is limited. This organic garden will be accessible to all. By donating to this project, the community will help fund the garden that will benefit those who are unable to obtain or grow fresh, organic, healthy food. The garden will grow of a variety of vegetables, which can be easily harvested. Diana Holden, Executive Director, stated, “this is a dream that I’ve had for a long time. I’m thrilled for the children to participate in growing their own healthy food.”
“I am set to begin work on Thursday, June 20,” said the eager Scout. “A minimum donation of $5 would help get things started, however, whatever you can give will be appreciated. No donation is too big or small. Donations will be used specifically to obtain materials required to build the garden.” Kulka said all donations are tax deductible, and once his goal is met, the remaining funds will be donated to the Adventures In Learning program.
Please send contributions to Manhasset/Great Neck EOC-Adventures In Learning, 65 High St., Manhasset, NY 11030. Attn: Diana Holden, Executive Director. Checks should be made out to: BSA Troop 97 (in the memo, write c/o Kulka).