Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students and staff, as well as members of the community, graciously volunteered their time on Saturday, Feb. 22 for a garden build, officially starting the Islander Gardens on campus.

The new Islander Gardens, a project put together by Islander Green, on a section of land at the end of Islander Boulevard, off the first campus entrance.

Islander Green: Stewards of the Environment began as a way to publicize the escalating number of campus projects and programs that promote sustainability through environmental initiatives.

Now that the Islander Green team has build the gardens, the group is asking the community to continue to come together and support the garden project.

"We have the supplies and an area of land to use," said Nathanial Galvan, environmental specialist and Islander Green leader. "Now we need the Corpus Christi and University community to help plan and build it."

According to the Islander Green team, the area is ready to plant, and a Planting Day will be held on March 8 at 3 p.m.