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MUSC Employee Wellness events

  • Farmers markets: Fresh fruit and vegetables are available from local farmers from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., every Tuesday at Harborview Office Tower lobby, and Wednesday and Thursday at Ashley River Tower. The market also will be available from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Friday at the Horseshoe. Look for new vendors: Angel Blends, Roadside Blooms and Old Whaling Company.

MUSC Urban Farm

  • Celebrate Brazilian Independence Day from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5 at the Urban Farm. Order ahead tasty Brazilian lunch for $6 which includes vegetable casserole, corn cake, and fruit topped mousse. Join chef Teca of Brazilianuts Food Service and Events for a cultural journey through her native country. Email to reserve a space. Cash payment (only) due at the event. Reservations by Sept. 3.
  • Lunch & Learn: Thursday, noon to 1 p.m. under the oak tree. The topic is: Transitioning your garden for fall planting, part 2.
  • Work & Learns: 4 to 5 p.m., Thursdays.
  • Early-bird maintenance: Start the day at the Urban Farm from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
  • Work and Learn with child friendly activities: The Urban Farm is open to children and their families from 9 to 11 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of the month. The next one scheduled is Sept. 7. Bring a plastic bag and take home some fresh produce in return for work efforts on the farm or help gather for donations on certain days. Wear closed-toe shoes. No experience or prior knowledge is necessary.

Contact Susan Johnson, Ph.D., at for information on the Office of Health Promotion and Suzan Benenson Whelan at for information about Employee Wellness. Events, classes, or any other ideas are welcome.

August 28, 2013

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