Students from Florida State University joined forces with Memphis City Beautiful Friday to help clean up the bluff city. The students from FSU’s Black Student Union worked to beautify Soulsville, USA.
More than 50 volunteers cleared beds in the urban garden, worked in the Knowledge Quest Farm, and picked up litter.
Community leaders said they appreciate the work of the students, and hope they learned something while they are here.
“It’s exposing them to something that they can connect with and bring back to Florida, and also looking around in their communities to see how they can get involved,” says Yolanda Manning with Green Leaf Learning Farm.
The student group said they chose Memphis for their service project because February is Black History Month, and the city has a rich history.
In addition to their community work, the students were treated to a bus tour of Soulsville, USA and a tour of STAX.