Clearwater Community Volunteers Center Teaches Local Families the Importance of Preserving the Environment

The Clearwater Community Volunteers Center gathered local Clearwater families to educate them on preserving the environment, starting with their backyards.

Clearwater, FL, April 12, 2019 --( The Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) Center in downtown Clearwater hosted a free community gardening workshop on April 6th, teaching families how to preserve their health and environment through organic gardening. Master Gardener and organic garden educator, Jai McFall, spoke about the harmful effects of using chemical pesticides and littering to our ecosystem, but gave simple organic solutions to common gardening issues.

Ms. McFall has been an organic gardener for over 50 years and a landscape designer for over 30 years.

Ms. McFall said, “I’ve always wanted to help people do better in their lives, and teaching others is one way I can do it.”

Guests learned about the deterioration of nutrition in our foods as it relates to increased usage of chemicals on common foods like corn and wheat. Later, children did several interactive exercises demonstrating how this affects the body.

Attendees also got their hands dirty, receiving complimentary supplies to grow their own organic plant. Each person got several seeds, soil, a small cup, and a blend of 92 different natural minerals that plants need to grow into a nutritious food source.

“Maintaining our environment is essential to the safeguarding of our children’s health,” said Clemence Chevrot, Director of the CCV Center. “We gathered families here to show what they can do to help preserve the world we live in for future generations. We all share the Earth. Keeping it livable starts and ends with each one of us taking care of our backyards and encouraging others to do the same.”

All guests got to take their planted seeds home, which will begin sprouting in about 3 days.

To find out more information about the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center or to reserve the Center for your nonprofit's activities, please call Michael Soltero at (727) 316-5309 or email

About the Clearwater Community Volunteers:
The Clearwater Community Volunteers have over 25 years of community service under their belt with over 150,000 families and children helped since their founding in 1992. Sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, they stay true to their reputation of helping others with their new center located on the corner of Fort Harrison Avenue and Drew Street in downtown Clearwater. Scientology is an applied religious philosophy founded by humanitarian and author L. Ron Hubbard.
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