By Sam Arseneau
Students were provided paint, flower pots, soil, and seeds by Jack.org as part of their “Rooting for you” event Tuesday (photo credits: Sam Arseneau)
A mental health organization at UPEI held a free, stress-relieving event for students with a green thumb.
On Tuesday, the UPEI chapter of Jack.org held an event called ‘Rooting for You.’ Students got a free pot to paint and seeds to plant at throughout the afternoon in McMillan Hall.
‘Rooting For You’ was intended to be a free stress-reliever for students, many of whom are in the middle of midterm season.
Jack.org member Kali Ross was excited to talk about the event.
“We at Jack.org just wanted to do an event to show students that we’re here for them, so that is why the event is called ‘Rooting for You,’” she said.
Ross explained that seeing their plant grow can help students feel inspired.
“People can paint a pot and plant a seed. They will watch it grow and it can help them through this tough season.”
Many students came to the event throughout the afternoon to relieve stress by creating their own potted plant to take home.
Jack.org President Courtney Sark and her team also took part in the event by painting their own pots.
“It’s a good de-stresser for students because it takes their mind off of midterms and classes,” Sark said.
‘Rooting for You’ saw a strong turnout from students, a lot of colourful pots, and a lot of satisfied students.