“It’s really the only opportunity for students on campus to get their hands on some soil and really learn about gardening…”
Environmental Student Assembly advocacy liaison and president of the SC Garden Club Olivia Heffernan requested Legislative Funding for the Parkside Garden at Tuesday night’s Undergraduate Student Government Senate meeting.
The Parkside Garden is USC’s only on-campus garden and provides an interactive green space for students. The garden requested $3,489.56 for materials that will help the garden. The funding was unanimously approved by the Senate.
“[Parkside Garden] is a learning garden,” said Aidan Leitch, operations lead of the Parkside Garden. “It’s really the only opportunity for students on campus to get their hands on some soil and really learn about gardening … it’s also just a great space, it’s open, it’s outdoors and it’s a place for students to socialize.”
Chief diversity officer Zaid Diaz-Arias presented his preliminary progress on starting a new civil discourse workgroup. The group currently consists of himself, president Hannah Woodworth, vice president Nivea Krishnan and chief of staff Diego Andrades.