Interprofessional Student Garden
Gardening and plant based activities are in the top three preferences expressed by students in the Student Survey. This is no surprise, as research reveals, that natural environments can reduce anger, fear, depression, and stress while increasing pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature contributes to positive emotional and physical wellbeing, and may even decrease mortality. Even a single plant in a room can have a significant impact on stress and anxiety.
The Interprofessional Student Garden Collective is tasked with creating and designing a garden that has been identified near the Mayo/PWB buildings (working with University Landcare to ensure regulations are followed). Ultimately, the collective will be responsible for planting, maintaining, and sustaining the garden, as well as for documenting the planning from year to year.