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ASI Promotes Sustainability and Community Engagement

Long Beach, Calif. - Associated Students Inc. (ASI) is proud to announce the grand opening of the Grow Beach Garden, a student-led endeavor that promotes sustainability and community engagement. The event will take place April 20 at 12 p.m. and is open to the public.

The Grow Beach Garden is ASI's organic garden, which operates with the help of volunteers, academic departments, and programs on campus. The garden features a variety of plants, including fruits, vegetables and herbs. Students affiliated with Sustain U have been able to plant, cultivate and harvest plentiful crops, and the garden will continue to serve as a educational resource for individuals and groups interested in learning more about urban agriculture and sustainable living.

"We are thrilled to open the Grow Beach Garden and showcase the incredible work our students have done to promote sustainability on campus," said Arnecia Bryant, Director of Facilities Operations & Sustainability. "This garden is a symbol of what we can achieve when we come together as a community and is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our students."

The grand opening event will feature multiple speeches, including a speech from the University Student Union Board of Trustees Chair, Jeremy Ramos, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about sustainable gardening practices, engage in fun activities, eat free food and win prizes.

The Grow Beach Garden donates its produce to the ASI Beach Pantry for students to enjoy fresh, organic crops. This is an amazing way to give back to our community and to ensure that we are all able to enjoy fresh, healthy produce.

"We invite the community to join us for this exciting event and learn more about the Grow Beach Garden and how we can work together to promote sustainability and community engagement," said Yusuf Rehman, Lead Sustainability Student Assistant. "Together, we can make a difference and create a brighter future for our planet."

For more information on the Grow Beach Garden, please visit

Media Contact:
Shannon Couey
ASI Communications Coordinator
Long Beach State University
o: 562.985.7355
c: 714.719.3048