Environmental Stewardship - Hitachi Data Systems at Hidden Villa

Document created by Sharon Crost Employee on Oct 4, 2014
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Elimination of invasive species may sound a little scary at first, but on October 3 2014 when a group of over 25 folks from Hitachi Data Systems headquarters collaborated to clean, mulch, learn and improve the environment, the sounds of pitchforks clashing, wheelbarrows rolling and bamboo snapping turned into smiles of satisfaction and reward.

Hidden Villa is a non-profit, hidden from the bustle of the San Francisco Bay Area, with the mission of inspiring a just and sustainable future.  HDS collaborates with Hidden Villa through volunteerism, a local grant for environmental education scholarships and donations of equipment.

Our mission on October 3 2014 was to remove invasive species, particularly bamboo and vinca.  After removing the unwanted vegetation, we made bamboo poles for the educational garden, and mulched to reduce further damage and improve drought resistance.


Check out the beautiful team of volunteers!  These hard-working stars cleaned and cut and mulched in record time!

More pictures can be found in our Facebook album

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After the hard work was completed, we went on a mini tour of the farm.  We got to look at the new chicks and the pasture where the hens lay eggs that nourish the local community.

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We worked together as a big team, but also made some new friends along the way

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Thanks to Hidden Villa for the contribution they make to the community, and to all of the HDSers that took time away from work to help make a difference.  Change in the world begins with you!