A poster describing the campus’ Healing Garden is now on display in the Briscoe Library. The Healing Garden is a project of the Garden & Health Interest Group, a medical student organization inclusive to any student and faculty within the UT Health Science Center community. The garden was planted last spring just outside the Briscoe Library and has thrived thanks to careful tending by the students and campus groundskeepers. All of the plants in the garden were selected because of their historically recognized medicinal properties. The Healing Garden was featured in a recent History of Medicine Society presentation by Dr. Charlene Moore.
The Garden & Health Interest Group serves to improve people’s physical and mental health through the process of planning, implementation and upkeep of the first student-run coalition to beautify the UT Health Science Center campus. They see their projects as moving beyond the school to aid the San Antonio community at large. They are working with the Health Science Center Development Office to raise funds to expand the area around the Healing Garden into a more functional space. The Group is collaborating with the library and with UTSA art students to create murals, sculptures, and decorative seating that incorporate art and medicine into the designs.
Learn more about this project from the poster, which is located on the 3rd floor of the Briscoe Library, to the left of the elevators.
Director, Briscoe Library and Outreach Services
Tags: December 2015