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Sustainable Carolina leads ‘Campus Edibles Walk’ on Monday

Students scavenge for free food amongst USC’s landscape, President’s gardens


As tuition continues to go up, a working knowledge of where to find free food on campus is more than helpful. 

Sustainable Carolina hosted the “Campus Edibles Walk” Monday evening, showing students what nature (or landscaping) provides them to munch on. 

Some edible plants on campus include kale and chard outside of Russell House; fig, plum and pear trees in the president’s garden; kiwis and strawberries nestled in West (Green) Quad; and apple trees and blueberries outside of the Honors Residence Hall. 

Many of the plants are grown in private gardens, but Matt Kipp, a permacultural designer with Sustainable Carolina, says that they are designed to “look beautiful and be useful” to students.