Originally Posted by Bryan D. Ryder
The Haunted Bamboo Forest was a philanthropy event held at the Rutgers Gardens, where the Cook Chapter set up a haunted walk for the children through the bamboo forest. While the entire night was free, we were collecting donations for the preservation of the Rutgers Gardens. Furthermore, our event coincided with the weekly farmer’s market at the Rutgers Gardens, where people could come to the gardens to purchase fresh produce from local farmers and small businesses. Overall, the event was designed to promote awareness of a place that has contributed so much to the promotion of agriculture at Rutgers University, while providing local children a fun Halloween experience. Afterwards, the children and their families were encouraged to return to Cook Campus for the annual Monster Mash.