Dominican re:nourish mission 2011 – Day 3

Today started out with a trip to San Pedro to get supplies for our various projects and a quick visit to Jumbo (think DR Walmart) to pre-order the 800 hot dog buns in preparation for this year's BBQ extravaganza. Last year we cooked 400 hotdogs for children at batey Don Juan, this year we are going to try to feed everyone at batey Vasca where we are doing the community garden.   The owner of the nursery where we ordered the trees yesterday was showing Peter & Terry how to peel the … [Read more...]

Dominican re:nourish mission 2011 – Day 2

Today's focus primarily revolved around repairing and preparing the lot where we planted the 100 fruit trees last year. For those following last year, we planted 100 fruit trees at the Don Juan community outreach center to be distributed amongst the local bateys. Unfortunately with these sorts of projects there are challenges that arise; teaching the locals to properly care for the trees, animals and theft are all common problems faced. When we arrived we were informed a number of trees … [Read more...]

Dominican re:nourish mission 2011 – Departure Day

Departure Day Welcome everyone to the first of this year's posts for the 2011 renourish mission trip. Firstly, I would like to introduce the members of our group this year. A core team from Nutri-Lawn along with Terry Ormrod from Toro have made the trip down for the third consecutive year. Joining us this year are a couple of Terry's colleagues, Paulo Munegatto owner of Pronto Enterprise & David Pfortmueller owner of University Sprinklers in Vancouver. Also joining us for the first … [Read more...]

Dominican re:nourish mission 2011 – Day 1

Day 1 on site We arrived at the NPH orphanage this morning excited to get started on today's projects. Our efforts this year will be split between time working onsite at the orphanage and a number of outreach programs. After being met by our volunteer liaison those that were on their maiden voyage were given a tour of the facilities. For those of us returning it is always amazing to see the new updates and expansion other volunteer groups have done since our last visit. New this year … [Read more...]

Nutri-Lawn Abbotfords challenges other local businesses

Through their re:nourish food drive efforts Nutri-Lawn Abbotsford has so far collected over 1100 lbs of non perishable food items for their local food bank. As well as this Rick McDonald the Nutri-Lawn franchise owner has received commitments from other local business owners to match what Nutri-Lawn collects. Great job Rick and team!! … [Read more...]