Attendees beamed under their masks as they waited in line last Wednesday at the fifth annual Harvest Moon Festival, hosted by Edible Campus UNC outside of the Genome Sciences Building.
Festival attendees could enjoy fruit from the Edible Campus' own gardens, watch performances from student groups or participate in activities like making their own buttons.
The event promoted student engagement with the Earth through different activities, giving them an opportunity to get creative.
The festival featured performances from several student groups — the Tarpeggios, Moonlight Dance Crew and Chapel Hill Players (CHiPs). The event also included partners of Edible Campus, including UNC Libraries, UNC Arts Everywhere and the Carolina Beekeeping Club.
“We are happy to support promoting awareness about sustainability and mental health through the arts,” said Kathryn Wagner, associate director of Arts Everywhere.
The partnership between Arts Everywhere and Edible Campus goes back many years.
"We have worked with them on our Earth Day events in the past and in a plant giveaway last year where people got little kits and could paint pots for their new plants," senior Michael Dorgan, student organization president for Edible Campus, said.
Senior Erin Wadsworth, digital marketing student assistant for Arts Everywhere, said that in the past, one of the most popular collaborations with Edible Campus was a plant sale.
“We gave out pots and paint that people could take and make the pot their own,” Wadsworth said. ”This is an event about food and agriculture and trying to find that intersection so we decided to bring that back.”