Clarity Quest believes in personal growth and the power of community building. We give each employee an additional day off to pursue a volunteer opportunity of their choice.
Did you know that there is a lot of work that can be done on a farm in the winter in Connecticut? I found that out when I recently spent a day volunteering at the Giving Garden at Coogan Farm Nature & Heritage Center in Mystic, CT with my daughter.
The garden is part of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center (DPNC), where the community can experience nature on their trails, through their programs, and by visiting the Gungywamp, Coogan Farm, and the nature center store.
My daughter and I learned tons about organic gardening from Craig Floyd, Farm Manager, Coogan Farm, DPNC. I have great ideas now about thwarting tomato worms that ate all my fruit last year! In 2014, the garden consisted of 1,600 square feet. In 2015, it was expanded to 30,000 square feet. Volunteers garden the plots, and the food grown goes to the United Way. The United Way distributes it via feeding centers and its Mobile Food Pantry.
Their mission is to inspire an understanding of the natural world and ourselves as part of it – past, present and future. With everything the organization does and provides, they are definitely achieving that mission. If this cause resonates with you, you can help as well by volunteering or donating!
How Do You Make a Difference?
Whether you donate your time, funds, or knowledge to an entrepreneur or charity in your backyard or across the globe — you can and will make a difference!
To learn more about Clarity Quest’s efforts, see how we give back and check our blog for more updates.