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USC Peace Garden
Events in the Garden

Happy OT Month and Happy Earth Month!

The USC Peace Garden has several events this month to celebrate. You are invited to drop in to any of these free events at your convenience. We hope to see you!

Open Gardening Hours
Tuesday & Wednesday until May 3, 2023
Saturday, April 29, and Saturday, May 6, 2023

Open Gardening Hours are every Tuesday and Wednesday from 3-6pm until May 3; and Saturdays, April 29 and May 6, 9am-12pm. Drop in any time during these hours for informal tours, gardening and other restorative outdoor occupations. Staff will be on hand to teach you how to engage in the gardening activities of the day, which typically include planting seeds, transplanting seedlings, watering, weeding and pruning.

Open Gardening at the USC Peace Garden | Photo by Hannah Benet

Open Gardening at the USC Peace Garden | Photo by Hannah Benet

Finding Calm in the Storm: A Workshop on Climate Anxiety and Love for Our Planet
April 18 & 21, 2023

In the face of climate change, the scale and severity of this global crisis can leave you overcome with a sense of despair and impending doom. This overwhelm is called climate anxiety, and can manifest as paralysis, panic, apathy, and hopelessness.

Come find calm in the storm at this workshop led by USC clinical psychologist Pamela “Tobi” Fishel PhD and occupational therapist Camille Dieterle OTD, OTR/L.

There will be two separate workshops:

  • The workshop on April 18, from 12-1pm, will be held at the USC Peace Garden
  • The workshop on April 21, from 12-1pm, will be held on Zoom, at usc.zoom.us/my/dieterle

Plants and Civic Imagination Workshop with USC Annenberg’s Civic Imagination Project
April 29, 2023

USC Peace Garden and the Annenberg Civic Imagination Project are excited to invite you to our upcoming workshop event, which will be hosted by the USC Peace Garden on April 29, from 11:30am to 1:30pm. This workshop is designed to sprout your imagination as we connect with and through plants. Light refreshments will be offered, and lunch will be provided for the first 30 registered attendees. To register for this event, please use the RSVP Plants & CI Workshop form.

How to Find Us

USC Peace Garden is located at 3015 Shrine Place, Los Angeles, one block north of the Shrine Auditorium and two blocks north of the UPC campus. The closest public parking is the USC Shrine Parking structure, which has an entrance on 32nd St.