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, 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.