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Carolina’s edible garden part of Earth Day celebration

As part of the Earth Day celebration on April 22, nearly 100 people helped plant seeds and paint garden signs in the edible garden at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Chancellor Folt was among those who attended the event. She planted a fig tree and chatted with student volunteers.

The North Carolina Botanical Garden’s Edible Campus Initiative (ECI) is a project that promotes edible and sustainable landscaping and maintains a network of edible garden beds throughout the Carolina campus. Under Folt’s leadership and with overwhelming support from grounds services and energy services, ECI successfully completed its pilot year and has entered its next phase with newly appointed Edible Campus Coordinator Laura Mindlin at the helm.

Saturday’s event was sponsored by the North Carolina Botanical Garden, the Office of the Chancellor and the Residence Hall Association.

Read more about the garden on the edible campus webpage.