Students’ organic garden

The student-led Medical Roots Garden Group at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville has been harvesting it’s crops for a few weeks now.

The organic garden was an idea generated by the Medical Roots Group. The Greenville Health System generously donated space on campus next to the Health Sciences Education Building for the garden which makes it convenient for group members to meet during their lunch breaks to maintain, harvest and plant these late-season vegetables.

In photo below, student members Eric Fulmer, left, and Georgia Lesser inspect collard growth.


The fruits of the medical students’ labors, in photo below, are fresh-harvested Swiss chard and herbs which are offered free for the taking to students, faculty, administrators and other school visitors.




About Jennifer Reinovsky
Jennifer is a nontraditional student from neighboring Pickens County. She fully realized her passion for medicine after graduating from Furman University in Greenville, S.C., and exploring other career options.



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  • Jasen Sood - 4 years ago

    My name is Jasen Sood, DO and I am a recent graduate of the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. I’d love to get some insight from the innovative minds who conceived this garden, as I’m trying to do the same thing. Words of advice is all I’m looking for, as I’m looking to garner some student enthusiasm at my alma mater. I can be reached at Thanks so much!