The gardens are the perfect place to take a study break, soak up the sun and this week at AUC, to get your juice fix!
AUC is bringing its students fruit straight from the garden in the form of freshly squeezed juices. The juice is being distributed in select locations around campus, including the faculty lounge, student union and staff offices, with a display fridge right behind L'Aroma Gourmet Coffee.
The aim of this initiative is to raise awareness about AUC's gardens and encourage AUcians to take advantage of the space.
There are over 60 acres of gardens on AUC's New Cairo campus. The 20-acre main garden was designed by Maher Stino, the leading landscape designer of the world-famous Al-Azhar park. The garden's fruits and veggies are harvested for the benefit of AUC's community, with over 754 citrus trees, 115 mango trees, 147 olive trees, 1127 date palm trees and 32 grape vines on campus.
This is the first in a series of AUC garden activations that will take place over the next few months. Other initiatives will include signs around the garden telling the story of its trees and special garden tours. There is also an ongoing project to ensure the AUC community benefits from the fruits and vegetables produced by the garden, whenever they are in season. Make sure to spend more time in the garden to take advantage of all it has to offer.