For years now, the JMU SAL chapter has volunteered to clean up their campus arboretum. Members were split up into groups with some picking weeds out of the Zen Garden and others clearing out overgrown brush from the surrounding forestry. A third group gathered trash and other debris left over from the crews. This activity had different reactions from the SAL chapter. Some people found it to be a really good workout. Others found it to be relaxing, such as Madison Polk, JMU’s Vice President of Community Service.
“My favorite part was just bonding with other members of SAL while weeding the Zen Garden. It was a great way to catch up or get to know each other, and it was very therapeutic,” said Madison.
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