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On January 19 (2013) at least 98 members of our community participated in the National Day of Service. The National Day of Service takes place on the weekend of Martin Luther King Day to celebrate Dr. King's legacy. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"

President Obama launched the first National Day of Service in conjunction with his first inauguration in 2009. He has said his intent is for the event to become a traditional part of inaugural festivities.

President Obama asked Americans around the country to take part in the National Day of Service to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birthday fell on Inauguration Day this year.

We volunteered at Riverview Gardens, a socially innovative, self-supporting venture utilizing community green space to cultivate and market locally-grown produce to help fight the root causes of poverty, homelessness and unemployment in our community. Volunteers helped build hoop greenhouses to support growing crops.

Hoop buildings at Riverview Gardens

Hoop buildings at Riverview Gardens

Hoop buildings at Riverview Gardens

This background story about Riverview Gardens was published on the Appleton Post-Crescent newspaper 01/04/13.

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