Students tried their hands at planting gardens at the Activities Program Board (APB) Zen Garden event in the Ceddia Union Building (CUB) multipurpose room from 9-11 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19.
Emma Poznick, the office manager and assessment coordinator for APB, said the event was arranged so students could have something in their dorms to make them feel more at home.
“They [students] have something beautiful that they can say they made from their own hands,” Poznick said.
Upon entering the room, students were given small plastic bags filled with dirt, a pot for the plants, a succulent and more. Students were then motioned over to a sitting area to put the garden together.
When asked why succulents rather than other plants, Poznick said they were a good choice because they are so hard to kill.
“I forgot one for months and when I came back it was still alive,” Poznick said. “I gave it a little bit of water and it was thriving again.”
Commuter student Taryn Good said it is a great activity for students who also live off campus.
“I came because I wanted something small and cute to decorate my room,” Good said.
Students can attend other APB events throughout the semester.