Sunshine and succulents

Students attend creative afternoon at ASWWU Plant Party

The Associated Students of Walla Walla University (ASWWU) hosted a succulent Plant Party at The Atlas on Thursday, April 15, during one of the first warm, sunny days of spring quarter. 

ASWWU provided 300 succulents showcasing 10 varieties. Students stopped by during the day when it worked with their schedules to paint small terracotta pots that they could use to plant their chosen succulent to take home. 

“I think plants are cool. They are so simple, but they can add so much to a dorm room. And, I think it’s a great thing for spring quarter,” said Zach Macomber, this year’s ASWWU social vice president. “The goal of this event (and every event) is to provide opportunities for students to connect with each other and to have some fun!” 

Macomber says the event was well attended with nearly 300 students stopping by to adopt a succulent.

“The weather was perfect, the sun was gorgeous. I signed up early so I got a free Atlas pin as well, which was stunning. But it was fun to see most of my friends and paint with them,” said Tobi Brown, junior product design major. 

At the plant party, ASWWU Global Service also had a booth where they had new merchandise available, including sweatshirts and stickers. The Atlas also handed out limited-edition pins to students that attended the Plant Party.

“The mission statement for ASWWU as a whole this year is to Empower the Student, Unify the Campus, and Serve the World,” said Macomber. “Plant Party may seem like a silly event where students just come to grab a succulent, but I think the simplest ideas can have the most meaning.”

Learn more about ASWWU and upcoming events at aswwu.com.

Posted April 21, 2021

A student gently pats soil around her succulent
ASWWU provided 300 succulents showcasing 10 varieties.
Students gather around tables to paint pots for their succulents
"The weather was perfect, the sun was gorgeous. I signed up early so I got a free Atlas pin as well, which was stunning," said Tobi Brown, junior product design major.
Students paint pots for their succulents
Zach Macomber, ASWWU Social VP, says the event was well attended with nearly 300 students stopping by to adopt a succulent.

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