The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island recently launched Give Back Getaways, a unique voluntourism program that allows guests to spend a portion of their vacation making a positive impact on the lives of others.
During the half-day “Growing Green” experience, visitors will share their love of nature with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County, helping them expand their garden plot and build a compost area for a fresh crop of flowers, trees and organic vegetables.
No green thumb? No problem. Guests will put up some gardening tips of their own as together they learn the basic disciplines of planting, growing and harvesting an environmentally sustainable garden. “Growing Green” will be offered on October 24 and November 21, 2008.