Amidst the cries of “Statewide drought!”, summer thunderbolts crack and rain drops fall on plump, tart elderberry clusters. This year has been full of unexpected weather, but no surprise will stop us from charging forward at Groundwork. We have all of the inspiration we need in the new growth we see all around us.
Earthlab student scientists sift through their surroundings; they find acorns tucked beneath the leaves, massive harlequin beetles, and scurrying lizards. There are treasures waiting at every corner, and their curiosity and excitement draws them in!
In my first week here I have had the pleasure of meeting Groundworkers, Earthlab Scientists and local residents. This organization has welcomed me so warmly and I look forward with excitement to giving all that I can to the communities of Chollas Creek!
– Joel Kramer