Our Growing Spaces

Growhampton has developed vibrant growing spaces across the University campus

This allow students, staff and the local community to reconnect with how their food grows and where it comes from.

Our growing spaces consist of a polytunnel, various raised beds and allotments, a gorgeous container garden surrounding The Hive café, a forest garden, and an ancient orchard.

All of the growing spaces are overseen by the Edible Campus Coordinators and lovingly tended to by a small army of brilliant student volunteers.

We also have two areas to compost uncooked kitchen waste as well as two wormeries to compost any cooked food from The Hive café.

We follow a crop rotation system and grow according to organic principles, as well as plant lots of flowers to encourage biodiversity.

The edible campus aims to inspire and encourage others to get excited about local food and think more about the impact of their food choices.

Fresh produce from the garden is available for purchase at The Hive Café every week.