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Preston Residential College

Green Thumbs

The members of Green Thumbs are dedicated to inspiring growth within communities through the hands-on experience of gardening.

Preston students can engage in horticulture to experience the fun and sense of responsibility that comes from nurturing our environment. We are stewards of community areas including two vegetable plots (affectionately named Kale Yeah and Mint to Be), our backyard of beautiful flowers, and a meditation garden that brings a sense of peace to Preston residents.


Meet Our Student Leaders

Jesse Surette

Jesse Surette, Head Gardener

Jesse is a mass communications major from Manning, South Carolina entering his second year in Preston. Jesse avidly serves within the Preston community through organizations like Y-IMPACT and the Green Thumbs. Outside of Preston, Jesse holds an internship with a branch of the Gamecock athletic department. In his free time, Jesse can be found working out at Strom, throwing the football behind Preston or just taking a lap around campus to enjoy the views.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.