Genna Cherichello leads volunteers in oven building & orchard planting for Global Youth Service Day

by Chris Wolf

It was a busy weekend for Genna Cherichello, Food Corps service member with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. On April 26, she helped Oceanside East’s High School Foundations Program plant an orchard beside the garden and near the school. The next day, she was at Medomak Valley High School, in Waldoboro, helping the horticulture, life skills and ceramics classes build an earth oven and pizza garden with a host of community partners.

“Trees are a way to teach patience and permanence,” she said, while working in Rockland on Friday.

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