Weed Dating is not a BBC documentary about herbal romance. It’s an event Carolina Campus Community Garden is partnering with Epsilon Eta, the co-ed environmental honors fraternity at UNC, to host.
The event is Friday from 2:30-4 p.m. The garden is located at 250 Wilson St., across the street from Granville Towers and behind the Newman Center.
Those attending will be able to work in the garden while socializing with volunteers and other fellow gardeners.
Stephen Lapp, president of Epsilon Eta, said he thought the partnership was a good one because of CCCG’s mission and the chance to spread awareness about the garden.
“There will be food and live music," Lapp said. "It’ll provide an informal way for people to meet and get an introduction and some involvement with the garden.”
Lapp said he could see Epsilon Eta partnering with CCCG in the future to do a different volunteer event with participation by fraternity members.
While it’s called weed dating, the expectations for the event is much more relaxed.
“We want people to see the garden but encourage people to come out and socialize with a chance to do some good," said Rachel Dango, a senior biology major and regular volunteer at the garden. "It’s weed dating — we’re not expecting people to exchange numbers, but maybe some new friendships will be made.”
Carolina Campus Community Garden's mission is to grow produce for UNC housekeepers and workers, which is an added bonus for Dango.