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Day of Service plant project gives back to community, educates students

January 21, 2011

Students, faculty and staff at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus are planning a Poly Plant Project, in conjunction with ASU Prep Academy Polytechnic Middle School, as part of an MLK day of service, Feb. 4.

The Poly Plant Project will involve four sites, up to 70 participants, lots of plant life and at least 30 shovels and rakes, according to Kevin Shafer, director of Facilities Management at the Polytechnic campus. Facilities, along with the Office of Educational Outreach and Student Services, and University Housing, are sponsoring the event.

“The planned activities include removing various cactus due to the infrastructure construction, teaching middle school and college students how to preserve and relocate plant life, and preparing soil for replanting,” said Shafer.

It’s more than just a day of learning; it’s a day of service, explains Lauren Dunning, management intern for student activities.

“It’s a way for students to give back to the Polytechnic community and help the campus look great,” she said.

All the participants will have various roles from excavators to hole fillers and planters, plus many more.

The Poly Plant Project will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Feb. 4. Check-in will begin at 9 a.m. by the gazebo near Dean and Bell halls.

If you are interested in helping and want to give back to the Polytechnic campus community, join the effort by registering to participate at or call 480-727-1698.


Media Contact:
Christine Lambrakis,
(480) 727-1173, (602) 316-5616