Universities are some of the most amazing places in the world, largely because many of them remain places where people who are non-students can meet up to socialise, and enjoy events put on by the student body for the community. The University of Toronto is my alma mater, and I’m always keeping an eye on the events over there because they’re usually pretty great. One event I’ve got my eye on is an indoor plant sale taking place on Monday, January 21st, at the Medical Sciences Lobby from 10 AM to 3PM. There’s going to be plants and succulents for sale at really reasonable prices, and it helps out a good cause so I’m definitely going.
The student organization, University of Toronto Global Medical Training is using the plant sale to bring awareness to mental health, selling cheap plants to students and non-students to help boost their moods during this dreary month. It’s been proven that plants help relieve stress and anxiety, and I know that I feel a lot better seeing some green in my house during the winter. You’ll be able to choose from 8 tropical plants, 6 succulents, 2 flowering plants, and 4 herbs, all between 3.5” and 4” in pot size.
Proceeds from the sale will go towards the organization buying medical and dental supplies for an upcoming Dominican Republic volunteer trip, and creating mental health awareness literature for residents in the areas they’ll be visiting. If you reserve plants online before Monday, you can purchase them at a discounted pre-sale price, which you can do by visiting their website here.