New “Wild Walls” for WestCo

IMG_8074Wesleyan’s Environmental Organizers Network (E.O.N.) is bringing some much-needed color to campus with “Wild Walls,” a series of vertical pallet gardens that will beautify campus, bring attention to the cause of green walling, and provide students and passers-by with free herbs and flowers. The exterior of WestCo 1 currently boasts the first three panels, which have been filled with succulents and sedums as a result of their short roots and hardiness. Earlier this month, Kate Weiner ’15 – a PCSE peer advisor and grant recipient – and Ellen Paik ’16 of the Green Fund led twelve volunteers in the construction, planting, and installation¬†of the¬†walls, and a new student group named Wild Walls will maintain them. To get involved in upcoming projects, contact Kate at kweiner[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

This project was made possible by months of collaboration with Kate Ten Eyck (Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art and Art Studio Technician), Roseann Sillasen (Associate Director of Physical Plant), Bill Nelligan (Director of Environmental Services), and Jen Kleindienst (Sustainability Coordinator), and it has been funded by Wesleyan’s Green Fund.