Community garden painting party involving student creativity – Lindenlink

Lindenwood will host a Community Garden Paint Party on October 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for students to play a part in decorating the newly created community garden.

Phoebe Mussman, a member of the sustainability working group, said the event will take place this Friday and will involve participants to help paint various areas of the garden with designs submitted by students.

“We’re going to paint over the garden with winning student designs from a student design competition we ran,” Mussman said. “So basically a group of students submitted their art designs on how they thought the shed and the six garden bins would be best painted there, and we combed through them and decided which would be the best ones to implement. We will paint these designs on the garden and also allow people to learn about what the garden is.

Mussman said the design to be implemented on Friday was originally two different designs from the Lindenwood student designs, but will be combined into one. In the near future, Mussman said future painting events will involve different student artists.

“Later in the year we’re going to have another paint party which will be a little bit smaller because we’ll have a new hangar door,” Mussman said. “We’ll be painting this door with a few other student designs that weren’t chosen for that specific painting day and the winning student artist will also be there to implement their designs, which will be cool for them.”

According to a flyer for Friday’s event, the deadline for students to submit their creations was September 16, and the painting day will start at 10 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.

“It’s not a super complex event,” Mussman said. “The task force and I are excited to leverage the creativity and vision of students on our campus in very tangible ways. I think it will be really exciting for them and this upcoming event and future ones will help develop a sense of belonging and ownership in the garden, because it’s not just the working group’s garden, it’s the entire community garden on the Lindenwood campus.

Mussman said the groundbreaking ceremony for the garden was held earlier in 2022, and Friday’s event is to showcase the community garden as a welcoming and communal space for Lindenwood faculty, staff and students.

“We, the Sustainability Task Force, are looking to do more community events here and really engage with the circles of people in Lindenwood and beyond and make sustainability something that we don’t just talk about. on campus, but which is visible, welcoming and exciting,” says Musman.

Mussman said the sustainability task force is planning more events with the garden, including educational events on agriculture and farm-to-table operations, events with the Missouri Farm Bureau, partnerships with Lindenwood faculty and staff and de-stressing garden events.

Students can access more information about the garden by visiting the sustainability webpage.

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