Maintenance of the Hagakure Garden (Taubaté, South Brazil)

Ecological Volunteering

As one of the pillars of the School of Philosophy in the classical tradition, volunteering promotes in the human being a practical laboratory for the application of what has been learned, such as the virtues of courtesy, patience, willpower, etc.

Volunteer Leandro Steiger said: “The garden is used as an area for relaxation and socialising and people often spend time in it between classes. However, for it to fulfil this function it needs constant care, and there is nothing better than teamwork to maintain its special atmosphere”.

Although it has received new plants in large ceramic pots and a vertical stand where spices will be grown, the garden retains its original Japanese-style character. The name given to the area is “Hagakure”, which in Japanese means “hidden by foliage” and is also the name of a classic of Japanese literature.


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