Give It A Grow

Get Involved

Meet at Polytunnel and allotment garden by Carpark 9 on Froebel College.

Wednesday: 11:00 - 13:00

Book your space by emailing growhampton@roehampton.ac.uk.


What Is It?

These practical group sessions off an opportunity to develop practical growing skills and nurture you wellbeing in our community growing spaces. 

Tasks include sowing seeds, weeding, digging, harvesting, carpentry, watering, pruning and so much more.

The sessions are open for you to drop in at any time, so don't worry if you arrive early or late. There's plenty to be getting on with! We just ask for an hour of your time to help out.

In exchange for your time, all volunteers will receive a free hot drink from The Hive Cafè or a selection of campus-grown vegetables to take away.

If you'd like to sign-up, simply drop us an email to growhampton@roehampton.ac.uk and be sure to follow us on social media


Upcoming Events

 

This Is Our Jam - Preserve Making
29th September 2pm - 5pm
Growhampton Kitchen, Olive Garnet Building (Gym), Froebel Campus
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Give It A Grow - Winter Salad Crop Sowing
30th September 11am - 1pm
RSU Reception, Froebel Campus
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Wellbeing in the Garden
30th September 2pm - 4pm
RSU Reception, Froebel Campus
Join Growhampton for a relaxing weeding session in the allotments, taking pleasure from the nature around us, breathing in fresh air and smelling the flowers.
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This is Our Jam - Preserve Making
6th October 2pm - 5pm
Growhampton Kitchen, Olive Garnet Building (Gym), Froebel Campus
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Why You Should Get Involved

These sessions are a great way of focusing on mindfulness and relaxation. They're the perfect way to shut out the busy life around you. 

By taking part, you'll be helping us forage for wild foods around University grounds which are then used to create valued-added products that we sell at The Hive Cafè.

More recently, we have partnered with the local charity Regenerate by donating our fresh produce grown on campus to vulnerable people and families in the local community who are struggling. This is a part of the Roehampton Community Box scheme. You can find out more about Regenerate and this scheme here.

By taking part in this session, you are helping make a big impact on your local community.


Growhampton has had the biggest impact on my semester and me as a person. I have learned so much about the environment, planting and how to grow.

I have also learned lots about sustainability and become so much more aware of how I can support the local community and the environment. This has enabled me to change certain things I do within my routine, with food and so much more.

Learning completely new skills has been incredibly interesting and fulfilling and has helped my well-being in so many ways.

Student Volunteer - November 2020