Associated Students, Inc. held its fall semester Plant N Sip in the Games Room last Thursday, Sept. 27, for a night of fun, tea sipping and planting with friends.

Students were able to make miniature planters with terrariums that contained small succulents while socializing with their friends.

Julianna Mendez (left) and Catherine Barraza unwind by putting together mini succulent planters. (Ashley Rowles | The Poly Post)

Many tables were available for students to plant, but those tables quickly filled when it got closer to the event time.

There were only 30 spots available at the event and early registration is highly recommended.

Students were also able to sign up on the waitlist if students who registered didn’t show up.

But those students were encouraged to sign up early for the next Plant N Sip for the spring semester, so they would not be waitlisted or turned away.

This event has become popular among students looking to decorate their dorm rooms with a little pop of green.

Katherine Barraza, a first-year transfer biology student said, “When I first heard about this event I knew it was about planting stuff, but I wasn’t expecting to make a miniature planter.”

Barraza plans to keep her succulent alive as long as she can.

“This event is very de-stressing, especially after midterms,” said Barraza. “It’s very creative and it gives me an arts and crafts feel.”

On the projector was another student instructor who gave the students who attended the event instructions on how to properly arrange their succulents in the miniature bow planter.

Jestin Kirui, a first-year chemical engineering student, said, “I am happy to get a plant for my room to help give it some life.”

Students also enjoyed a hot cup of green, mint or chai tea and various pastries provided by ASI while arranging their succulent terrariums.

ASI also provided all of the materials to make the terrariums which included a cup of pebbles, the plants, dirt, paint, different colored sand and toys to further decorate their creations.

“Our first Plant N Sip was so popular last year we had to do it again this year,” said Genesis Zamora, the ASI events manager. “There were so many students that wanted to participate. We had to turn away 50 students.”

Each participant was able to take home their creations with instructions on how to take care of the plants on their own.

Zamora said, “We also had extra succulents for every student that participated so no one would go home empty handed.”

At the end of the event, students were given a small survey on what they thought about the event and how it can improve for future reference.

With so many students showing up this semester and last quarter, ASI is thinking of having more seats for the future events.

To find more events or more information on upcoming events held by ASI visit their website and check the events tab.

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