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BAD SEEDS The Bad Seeds, chartered by the Student Government Association in 1991, continues a long Smith tradition of interest in horticulture, biology, and botany. Smith College was one of the first women’s colleges to provide courses in botany and, later, one of the first to offer a program in landscape architecture. From these auspicious beginnings, the Bad Seeds was formed to foster a love of plants on campus. The organization seeks to increase community contact with plants through events such as the plant care workshops, tours of the campus arboretum for interested visitors, gardening endeavors on campus, lectures, field trips to gardens around Massachusetts, plant sales, films, and more. The Bad Seeds also host an annual pumpkin carving contest, which is judged by the college president and involves all campus houses. Through a close working relationship with the Smith Botanic Garden the Bad Seeds bring a renewed awareness of the beauty and vast resources available on campus, both botanical and informational. Ultimately, the goal of the Bad Seeds is to create a campus full of green-thumbed plant lovers.

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