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Sustainability

Andrew O'Flaherty

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Garden Manager

Email: afo@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-576-8371

Bio

Andrew grew up in Maryland amidst the sprawling suburbs of Washington, D.C. He has an interest in health and wellness and spent much of his time cooking or outdoors studying wildlife and planting flowers and vegetables in his family’s garden. While attending the University of South Carolina, he became highly involved in the student organization, Sustainable Carolina, and spent most of his time giving tours of the garden and leading student volunteers in the garden. Andrew was awarded the Magellan Scholarship grant to initiate an experiment on the effect of outdoor classrooms on student performance in classes at the university. The combination of growing up in a densely populated area and realizing the positive effects of preserving wildlife areas led to his lifelong passion for agriculture, more specifically permaculture, and the farm-to-table movement. Andrew is deeply committed to sustainability, health and wellness, and is dedicated to community engagement with the living earth.

Andrew graduated with a degree in Environmental Science and spends his free time exploring new places and traveling, gardening and cooking. You will most likely always find him eating something! He really enjoys Asian cuisine and fruit. Come stop by the garden and say “hi!”.

 


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