Veggie garden a healthy boost for students

Maria Dipaolo, Joanna Wojtasik, Simone Mocanu and Dominic Lindsay helped to build the garden.
Maria Dipaolo, Joanna Wojtasik, Simone Mocanu and Dominic Lindsay helped to build the garden.

Guild general secretary Simone Mocanu said eating well while studying could be time-consuming and expensive for students.

‘We’ve created this student gardening space to hopefully get students more involved with their health and hoping they will learn a trick or two on growing vegetables in their own back yard,’ she said.

The Guild, in partnership with the ECU Enactus committee, held a series of volunteering days to build the $7500 garden.

‘With veggies on campus, we are also hoping this will lower the cost of living for students who live on campus,’ Simone said.

‘We want to encourage students who walk past to take that carrot home and that pinch of basil home and add it to their soup or quiche.’

The garden was opened on orientation day.