Students prepared various plants and herbs to be planted in the UNCP Garden and Apiary. PN Photos/ Daria Parker
By Daria Parker, News Editor
The second annual Mental Health Awareness Week hosted by SGA is in full effect, offering students the opportunity to volunteer in the campus garden, to de-stress on Wednesday, April 5th.
“This is offered to give students time to come out early in the morning, to relax and connect with nature as a way to escape,” said Brittany Best, a senior Students Affair Chairman for SGA.
This event was located in the Campus Garden that is located in the back corner of Cypress Hall. This is where the Agriculture club and various other environmental organizations and majors can be found. This is a wide plot of land used to grow and educate students on different herbs, flowers and plants.
Students were able to help plant peppers and artichoke plants, along with landscaping the garden where these plants abide.
UNCP SGA has written into the constitution that they will allow a week out of the semester to focus on the mental health of the student body. This week signifies that mission that has been pledged by the Student Government.
“This is a part of SGA’s mission to give back to the community and to advocate for the mental health of students at UNCP,” said senior Yamilkal Hernández Sánchez, the Student Body Vice President.
The SGA commitee plans to host more mental health events similar to this one.
For students who are interested in plants, the Agriculture Club is an organization that would offer opportunities to work in the UNCP Garden and Apiary. For more information contact AG Club President, Tyler Locklear at firstname.lastname@example.org