I am not sure if I am on the right track with this essay. Any comments and suggestions would be appreciated!
At MIT, we bring people together to better the lives of others. MIT students work to improve their communities in different ways, from tackling the world's biggest challenges to being a good friend. Describe one way in which you have contributed to your community, whether in your family, the classroom, your neighborhood, etc. (200-250 words)
the community garden job
The pile of mulch seemed daunting, exacerbated by the Florida sun shining down on me, but I picked an old red garden shovel with one hand and gripped a wheelbarrow with another. It was another hot afternoon in the community garden, and my job was to spread mulch around the vegetable beds and water the plants. I've done much volunteering through my school and at my local hospital, but working at the garden has been the most rewarding. With the help of my mom and grandparents, I tend to my family's garden plots in a community garden. I feel a sense of satisfaction when looking at the trellises tangled with beanstalks or the bunches of leafy greens that started as seeds that I planted. I am able to help my family eat healthier with the organic fruits and vegetables that I helped grow. My family and I also donate extra produce from our plots in the community garden to a rehab center close by, and I am proud that I can help others in my community eat a little healthier.