This was the first plantation activity that I have participated in, and it has helped me know nature in a new way. I always enjoyed spending time close to nature, but never liked to get dirty. This activity has taught me to step out of my comfort zone, for a cause bigger than myself.
One of the challenges that I faced was being consistent. Since this activity was planned before school hours I would have to wake up early in the morning. Although I had second thoughts about getting out of bed, I realised that it is necessary participate in activities that do not benefit me directly, but helps a greater cause.
Working collaboratively with my fellow classmates helped us work in a much orderly fashion that made the activity more fun. The ethical considerations that we had to consider were to not use fertilizers or pesticides that would harm the ecosystem that the plants were a part of, and let them grow naturally.