Why did you choose to volunteer for Dear Green Flower Farm?
“Think globally and act locally.”I love to connect with nature and local people, therefore Dear Green Flower Farm was a great opportunity to volunteer and at the same time be involved in local activities through regular life.
What have you enjoyed most during your time as a volunteer?
Work hard in the beautiful botanic garden, feeling the soil and water running through my hands; have a cup of hot tea and some Scottish shortbreads with the locals and then together discover how the plants grow through our work and the change of season.
How much of an impact do you feel your volunteering has made?
As the saying “The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.” Many people stop by to learn about the volunteer work or simply sit down and enjoy the garden. Knowing that all these beautiful plants we grow can be enjoyed by everyone who pass by makes our work even more meaningful. (The Dear Green Flower Farm also became a part of the GlasGlow event.) Also, the plants create a diverse inhabitant for the insects, which has further impacts on our environment. Finally, everything is interconnected and we ourself as human being benefits from a better environment.[Text Wrapping Break]4. What would you tell a student who is thinking about volunteering?
If you enjoy nature and would like to spent your lovely weekend mornings in the botanic garden, Dear Green Flower Farm is definitely what you are looking for. Also, for international students, I believe that volunteering is a great way to get to understand and connect to local people, local place and local initiatives.
If you could sum up your volunteering experience in one word, what would it be?
Colorful (Both the flowers and the volunteer work)