Garden Commission

Jena Herbst

Garden Commissioner

Hello! I am Jena Herbst, pronouns she/her/hers, and I am the Garden Commissioner for the 2021-2022 academic year. I am a fourth year studying Ecology and Evolutionary Biology as well as Global Sustainability. This will be my third year working in ASUCI and in the Office of the Internal Vice President. I’ve previously been a part of the Commuter Success team as well as serving as the commissioner this previous year. This year, I hope to share my passion for gardening with others and inspire students to become more sustainable. My main focus will be restoring, maintaining, and expanding the Ants In Your Plants Garden in Arroyo Vista. I am looking forward to learn more from my peers and working with an amazing team this year!

Office Hours: Monday 5-6 pm

Commission Description:

The Garden Commission’s main mission is to provide healthy and organic food to students on campus through the FRESH Basic Needs Hub. The Garden Commission is mainly focused on the garden in Arroyo Vista which is run by students throughout the school year. By growing and harvesting produce with students’ help, we are able to encourage others to learn how to garden as well as being more sustainable. The commission also works closely with other organizations and commissions such as the Sustainability Commission through ASUCI and the Sustainability Resource Center.


– Encourage students to learn more about gardening and sustainability

– Create new projects to expand the garden in Arroyo Vista

– Grow and harvest crops throughout the year in order to donate to FRESH Basic Needs Hub

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