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      Super Volunteers from page 1                       willing to jump on board with me. I had been planning to   and to local communities. I also have a slight houseplant
                                                         start a garden and garden club at my high school and knew   obsession, so I thought why not expand my repertoire into
      caring and educating. These three epitomize all that and   we needed to learn the craft before we could make a garden   outdoor and vegetable plants as well.”
      more. They are fun, diligent, and responsible. We plan to   of our own. We learned so much from the Abacoa garden      Ava: “Yes. I have always enjoyed entertaining the
      help nurture them. They are our future. So, let’s get to know   and have been so inspired for our own garden. The Abacoa   daydream of living in a cottage in the woods and growing
      them.                                              garden will be the place that the three of us will continue to   my own food.”
          Aviva Senzon, Maken Senzon, and Ava Jensen are all   volunteer at until we part ways for college.”     What have you learned?
       Jupiter residents and attend Alexander W. Dreyfoos School      Makena: “Our dad always had a small vegetable garden      Aviva: “I can say with pride that the three of us have
       of the Arts in West Palm Beach.                   when we were growing up and my sister and I always loved   mastered the art of composting and weeding. We have
          Where do you live and how did you get involved with   gardening. So, the community garden seemed like the perfect   become meticulous in our search for all weeds in sight. I
       the community garden?                             opportunity.”                                     learned how to use a saw for the first time which was quite
          Aviva: “Makena and I live in Abacoa. I have always had      Ava: “I live in Jupiter and decided to get involved with   exciting. We all were definitely enriched with the knowledge
       a love for local produce and supporting local farmers and   the community garden as a fun, relaxing endeavor.”  on how a community garden functions and the tasks that
       gardeners. I wanted the opportunity to help out wherever      Did you have an interest in gardening prior to   go into making it successful. I learned how to be a part of
       I could in the community. When I heard of the Abacoa   volunteering?                                something larger than myself in a meaningful way.”
       Community Garden I was ecstatic. I first ventured out to the      Aviva: “Absolutely! I have always looked at gardening as      Makena: “I have gleaned so much knowledge from this
       garden by foot but did not make it to the end destination,   a skill I wanted to learn. The culmination of giving back to   garden. I could say before that I knew how composting was
       unfortunately. I had gotten lost and stuck in pouring rain. Not   the community, promoting sustainability, fostering a healthy   done, but now I can do it with my eyes closed. There are so
       to fret, the next day I tried again, this time with directions, and   diet, and producing awesome fruits and vegetables make   many aspects that go into planting produce and flowers, but
       my family and I arrived at the garden. I was first introduced to   gardening the perfect fit for me.”  the most meaningful thing I have learned is the pride that one
       Ed who was super welcoming and excited to have volunteers.      Makena: “Yes. I care a lot about our planet, and I think   gets from watching a seed grow into a prospering plant.”
       I soon recruited my sister Makena, and Ava, who were   that gardening is an excellent way to give back to the Earth      Ava: “I have learned lots about the compost process for
                                                                                                           sure. I have also gained a lot of great experience with taming
       APOA News & Activities                                                                              the sugar cane (especially the importance of long sleeves, as I
                                                                                                           have had my share of experience with ants!) and the process
                                                                                                           of preparing beds for planting.”
      From The Desk Of The Property Manager                                                                  article when we share their funny experiences, what they
                                                                                                             Ran out of room this month – stay tuned for next month’s
                                                                                                           enjoy most, and most importantly, what they are planning
       By Jacqueline Thomas,                                June brings a lot of events and celebrations.  for the future, how the Abacoa garden plans to help them,
       Director of Property Management, Abacoa POA          Flag Day (June 14) is a holiday that commemorates the   and how you can also help them.
          Summer is here and the kiddos are on summer vacation.   adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the      If you’re interested in joining the garden, we are accepting
       Please keep this in mind as you drive around the community.   United States. Many folks display Old Glory outside of their   memberships for 2021/22 early (Aug. 1 to July 31, 2022.)
       We aim to keep Abacoa a safe place for our families.  homes, or wear red, white and blue in celebration of this   Forms are available online at
          As mentioned in last month’s article, June 1 marks the   historical day.                         abacoa-community-garden or in the mailbox at the garden.
       beginning of hurricane season so please be prepared and have      Father’s Day (June 20) is a day of honoring fatherhood   Come join a community of people of all ages!
       a safety plan in place. You can visit and   and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in
       click on the Public Services link under the Residents tab to find   society. It was founded in Spokane, Wash., at the YMCA in
                                                           The June Solstice (June 20) occurs when one of the  APOA UPdAte
       helpful information. You can also pick up a free hurricane guide   1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd.
       at Publix. The Town of Jupiter also has a page on their website
       with useful links.                                earth’s poles has its maximum tilt towards the sun, which
          The APOA has been working with the Town of Jupiter and   is at its highest position in the sky. Therefore, the Northern
       Northern Palm Beach County Improvement District (NPBCID)   Hemisphere receives the longest period of daylight.   Abacoa POA
       to repair portions of sidewalks throughout Abacoa which have      We’re always here to assist. Please don’t hesitate to
       been lifted by growing oak tree roots. This project will ensure   contact us at (561) 624-7788 or via email at abacoaadmin@  Meeting Notices
       that our walkways are safe for all residents who traverse them.

                                                                                                               Official notification is posted via the bulletin board outside
                                                                                                            the Abacoa POA office as well as the
                                                                                                            website. Members may now download Abacoa POA agendas
                                                                                                            and minutes from our website.

                                                                                                            Notice of Abacoa Board of Directors Meeting –
                                                                                                            Tuesday, June 15, 11:30 a.m.
                                                                                                            Notice of Monthly Abacoa POA Community Architect
                                                                                                            (CAC) Meeting – Fourth Tuesday – See agenda for
                                                                                                            posted time.

                                                                                                            **All Abacoa POA meetings to be held at the offices of the
                                                                                                            Abacoa POA, 1200 University Blvd., Suite 102, via Zoom.
                                                                                                            us call unless otherwise posted. All agendas, as well as
                                                                                                            approved minutes, will be available at

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