Thanks to everyone who helped us identify the student with the chive-bedecked tam, Carly Gayle ’13.
We emailed Carly, who replied (from a boat!) with the story behind the chives:
"The night before graduation, my friends in the Sustainability Cooperative were creating pins, stoles, and crowns to commemorate the beloved parts of their Wellesley experiences. I spied a bowl full of chive flowers on the kitchen table; I weaved them into a square mat, then stitched it onto my tam with embroidery floss. The chives are from the Edible Ecosystem Teaching Garden, a place dear to my heart. Crafting and laughing with friends was a beautiful way to spend my last night at Wellesley, and I enjoyed the opportunity to showcase an ‘ordinary’ plant in a new way to deepen folks’ appreciation of edible plants.
I love that we could personalize our graduation attire to reflect how each of us found ourselves and blossomed at Wellesley.”
Thanks, Carly. Wishing you smooth sailing.