For almost as long as he’s been at LMU, Yoni Carnice (Environmental Science ’15) has been growing the University mission. Through his service as the student manager of the LMU Inspiration Organic & Native Sustainability (LIONS) Garden, GreenLMU, and other community positions, Yoni has been helping to feed the LMU and Westchester communities with fresh produce grown here on campus.
Tomatoes and lettuce grown in the garden are used in sandwiches for the Feed the Hungry program on campus. Many other fruits and vegetables from the garden are sent to the LAX Food Pantry, an emergency food resource for low-income families.
Yoni’s service which also includes membership in the Ignatians and Underwings Praxis service organizations, plus a long-term internship at the Playa Vista Farmers Market have shaped his future plans, he says. “I am passionate about parks and green space development because of my experience at the garden. I want to improve the urban environment through green space development. I have decided to continue my studies in pursuit of master’s programs in environmental planning.”
Join Yoni and the rest of the LIONS Garden team in growing fresh produce for the community to share. Community work days are each Friday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. No experience is necessary!