Edible Campus

Growhampton has developed vibrant growing spaces across The University of Roehampton's campus allowing students, staff and the local community to reconnect with how their food grows and where it comes from.

We have a main growing space complete with polytunnel and raised beds, a gorgeous container garden surrounding The Hive Cafe and four smaller student led growing spaces at each of the colleges.  

We grow according to organic principles and plant lots of flowers to encourage biodiversity, share a love and passion for home grown food and inspire everybody we meet to become excited about sustainable food production and think more about the impacts of their food choices. 

Fresh produce from the growing spaces is available for purchase at The Hive Cafe on Thursdays at the weekly Growhampton farmer's market.

We also have an apiary on the roof of the Students' Union buiding and an ancient orchard tucked away on campus. Growhampton have recently welcomed a flock of chickens, located adjacent to The Hive Cafe.

 

 

 

Our growing spaces consist of a main growing space complete with polytunnel and raised beds, a gorgeous container garden surrounding The Hive Cafe and four smaller student led growing spaces at each of the colleges.

 


We're growing a variety of fruit and vegetables at our growing sites.
 


 

There is an ancient orchard and a new orchard on campus, both of which produce absolutely delicious apples.

 


 

Growhampton have joined the urban chicken movement and are keeping a small backyard flock which provides us with home grown eggs and nitrogen rich fertiliser. Come and say "Hello" to our new chickens, located adjacent to The Hive Cafe. Become a volunteer and learn how to look after the chickens or try some of our beautiful eggs, available at Market Day every Thursday.

 


 

Growhampton has five bee hives on the roof of the Students' Union building.

 


 

Growhampton's new chicks on the block.