Volunteers can get their hands dirty planting and digging up crops with students with Down syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, traumatic brain injury or autism. The crops are grown by the students as part of a transition program to help young adults with special needs learn different trades they can use in the workforce. It all starts inside the Berry Good Farms green house, where the students plant the seeds. Once the plant grows to a certain size, it's either sold or planted outside in the garden. It's a lot of work that requires the help of volunteers. "We wanted to do something, especially during the holidays, a little more meaningful than volunteering at the thrift shop," said volunteer Amber Marceau, a leasing manager. Many of the volunteers are recruited through HandsOn Jacksonville . "Our volunteers are vital to our programs flourishing,enriching the lives of our students and enriching the lives of our volunteers, Berry Good Farms director Ellen Hiser said. And the students said they enjoy interacting with the volunteers. "I like how new people come in, and I like to see them learn new things, said 18-year-old Hunter Daws, who is in the school's transition program. Some of the crops are used for the school's lunches or are sold to local food stores or used for the Berry Good Farms food truck.
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