A Charlottesville public housing complex is now brighter thanks to a garden project carried out by University of Virginia and Western Albemarle High School students.

The garden project is part of a full day service project created by Rise Together, a mentoring program that connects UVA students and Albemarle County students with the community.

Students cleared land at Crescent Halls in order to prep for a garden by adding fresh soil to the ground. They also cultivated flowers and produce indoors.

Organizers say that they want the community to know that they care.