At Schomp Subaru, we love to see our community GROW!
Our friends at the Village Exchange Center work hard to maintain a community garden located at Stanley Marketplace to help feed and nurture the Aurora community. The Village Farm provided 2,400 lbs of fresh and culturally-relevant produce to families in need last year while also serving as a gathering space for cultural exchange, education, and celebration. And their Immersion Farming Training program graduated 27 individuals in 2021, providing workforce development training opportunities for newcomers to northwest Aurora neighborhoods.
Last year the Village Farm was impacted by senseless violence where much of the garden was defaced, and the storage shed was burned to the ground. After the arduous process of cleaning up the damaged remains, they are finally ready to rebuild and Schomp Subaru is here to help! We contacted our partners at the Community College of Aurora and the Home Building Academy to sponsor and were able to sponsor a class of students to build a brand new shed at the Village Farms.
Schomp Subaru volunteers will be visiting the garden this spring as a part of our Subaru Loves The Earth event to assist in planting fresh herbs and vegetables and putting the finishing touches on the new shed.
We anticipate the project to be completed this month, so the next time you are shopping or dining at the Stanley Marketplace, go check out the revitalized garden and all of the hard work that was put into this beautiful community space by the Village Exchange Center!
This April, Schomp Subaru is also working with the Carbon Offset Company to sponsor a full year of offset costs for all of our new Subaru customers to help reduce their carbon footprint. Approximately 15 trees will be planted for every new or used vehicle purchase made between April 1 and April 30, 2022!
Another one of the many ways Schomp Subaru connected to our community and our local natural spaces is through our Subaru Loves the Earth Initiative with TerraCycle. Over the past three years, Schomp Subaru has partnered with TerraCycle® to collect hard-to-recycle trash in Zero Waste Boxes™ located inside our showroom. Now we are helping to transform this trash into useful, durable goods that benefit our communities.
Preserving the environment for future generations and showing our love by giving back, it is one more reason why Subaru is more than a car company.