Our Growing Spaces
Our growing spaces consist of the 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. All of the growing spaces are overseen by Ollie, our Edible Campus Coordinator and lovingly tended to by a small army of brilliant student volunteers.
Why we grow?
The reasons for food-growing are many and varied. We want students and staff to nurture their teamwork, knowledge about food and awareness of environmental issues. Spending time outdoors in nature is proven to be beneficial for wellbeing and creativity. The majority of students who volunteer with us feedback that it has improved their mental wellbeing.
What you can learn
You will learn practical, innovative and sustainable initiatives to apply at university and beyond. This includes planting and looking after different crops, getting involved in upcycling and carpentry workshops, making jams and chutneys, and caring for chickens.
How to get involved
Harvest Morning - pick, pack and sell the veg we grow on Mondays from 10am to 12
Learn to Grow - help manage our edible campus on Tuesdays from 2pm to 4 pm
No need to sign up, simply come and meet us by the Roehampton Students’ Union by the start of the session, or come find us down by the polytunnel.
Main growing site, Allotments, Froebel College
Polytunnel, Allotment, Froebel College
Lawrence Growing Site, Froebel College
Herb Garden, Digby Square, Digby College
Container Garden, Digby Square, Digby College
Edible Garden, Bible Garden, Whitelands College
Project Grow, Community Garden, Froebel College