Community comes together for Earth Day

Marvhic Guinto, master gardener at the Peace and Carrots Community Garden, a part of the Church of the Brethren in La Verne, teaches University of La Verne students and local residents how to pull weeds to prevent them from returning on Saturday morning. The Ocean Movement Club at ULV partnered with the garden for a civic and community engagement day in celebration of Earth Day. / photo by Sarah Van Buskirk
Marvhic Guinto, master gardener at the Peace and Carrots Community Garden, a part of the Church of the Brethren in La Verne, teaches University of La Verne students and local residents how to pull weeds to prevent them from returning on Saturday morning. The Ocean Movement Club at ULV partnered with the garden for a civic and community engagement day in celebration of Earth Day. / photo by Sarah Van Buskirk
La Puente resident Pablo Cantano, ULV senior psychology major Lizbeth Mendoza and La Verne resident Willow Bowman pick sweet peas during the Earth Day celebration at the Peace and Carrots Community Garden on Saturday morning. Volunteers who helped clean up the garden at the La Verne Church of the Brethren were encouraged to eat and take home certain ripe fruits and vegetables. / photo by Sarah Van Buskirk
La Puente resident Pablo Cantano, ULV senior psychology major Lizbeth Mendoza and La Verne resident Willow Bowman pick sweet peas during the Earth Day celebration at the Peace and Carrots Community Garden on Saturday morning. Volunteers who helped clean up the garden at the La Verne Church of the Brethren were encouraged to eat and take home certain ripe fruits and vegetables. / photo by Sarah Van Buskirk
Bill Ripley of Azusa harvests onions during the Earth Day celebration at the Peace and Carrots Community Garden sponsored by the ULV Ocean Movement Club on Saturday morning. Ripley occupies a few beds in the garden and harvested more of his crops on Saturday, such as potatoes. / photo by Sarah Van Buskirk
Bill Ripley of Azusa harvests onions during the Earth Day celebration at the Peace and Carrots Community Garden sponsored by the ULV Ocean Movement Club on Saturday morning. Ripley occupies a few beds in the garden and harvested more of his crops on Saturday, such as potatoes. / photo by Sarah Van Buskirk
Gaillardia aristata, commonly known as the Great Blanket Flower, grows scattered throughout the Peace and Carrots Community Garden, contrasting the dense green with pops of scarlett and mustard. These native western wildflowers are pollinators to butterfly and bird species. The community garden at the La Verne Church of the Brethren dedicates a bed solely for native wildflowers to promote insect and bird pollination. / photo by Sarah Van Buskirk
Gaillardia aristata, commonly known as the Great Blanket Flower, grows scattered throughout the Peace and Carrots Community Garden, contrasting the dense green with pops of scarlett and mustard. These native western wildflowers are pollinators to butterfly and bird species. The community garden at the La Verne Church of the Brethren dedicates a bed solely for native wildflowers to promote insect and bird pollination. / photo by Sarah Van Buskirk

Sarah Van Buskirk is a senior journalism major with a concentration in print and online journalism. She is the Spring 2024 editorial director for the Campus Times and has recently served as editor-in-chief, sports editor and staff writer. She is also currently a staff photographer for the Campus Times and La Verne Magazine, and a staff writer for La Verne Magazine.

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