Volunteers Create Learning Garden, Outdoor Classroom at First 5 Center in Concord

May 15, 2014 15:27 pm · 11 comments


Fifty volunteers from Keller Williams Realty in Walnut Creek descended on the Monument Community’s First 5 Center last week to transform an unused dirt lot into a vibrant learning garden and outdoor classroom for preschoolers and their families.

The event was part of Keller Williams’ annual RED Day campaign, a day of service for Keller Williams associates to give back to important causes in their communities. The Monument Community First 5 Center was the recipient of these generous services this year.

Named the “Garden of Good Things” by staff at the First 5 Center, the garden will become an outdoor classroom and provide new programs for children and parents focused on sensory art, science, nutrition, and gardening.

Here’s what the lot looked like before:

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And here it is now:

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Check out the mural!


A heartfelt thanks to Keller Williams’ volunteers! Classes in the the new space are already underway.

Contact the Center to sign-up for classes: (925) 849-8861.

jtkatec May 15, 2014 at 3:46 PM

One Day!!! Wow, that’s impressive.

Heck, just think if every company donated one day to public service…. oh, butterfiles and daffodils everywhere!

Nice, very nice

First Fiveer May 15, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Excellent work!

MadMom May 15, 2014 at 4:29 PM

They did a beautiful job! Thank you for sharing this.

The pope. May 15, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Wonderful! Thanks to them for doing that.

Jim Shoes May 15, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Very nice

Mimi (original) May 15, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Super duper job Keller Williams!

EdiBirsan May 15, 2014 at 10:17 PM

I was happy enough to be there for some of the easier work… love power tools that other people buy and use most of the time… The Keller Williams folks were G R E A T. They had a pro redesign the space and they worked their butts off to get this done.
The mural was done by one of the teachers there and it may not show in the photo but there were three dimensional figures of bugs and birdie things attached to it.

Great community dedication and cooperation all round with residents, companies, workers and the government all working to make a better place for the kids.

WOWBEAUTIFUL May 16, 2014 at 7:03 AM

Wow. That is beautfiul. Keep up the good work!

Lori May 16, 2014 at 8:02 AM

A feel good story YAY!!!! Looks great, love the freshly painted fence. Hey I have a few things that need to be done in my backyard…..;)

Linzer Torte May 16, 2014 at 11:08 AM

How beautiful!!! Thanks to all the volunteers for their hard work and compassion!

Dorothy May 16, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Good job!

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