The Community Garden provides a regular opportunity for both experienced and new gardeners to get involved in their green campus and grow their own fruit and vegetables for free. By producing our own fruit and veg we are minimising our environmental impact and reducing food miles (and eating really tasty food, of course). The garden is situated in a beautiful and quiet corner of the campus, allowing you to take a well-needed break from the fast-paced, noisy, environment that can accompany student life.
Volunteer sessions have been taking place regularly in term time. Please see below for session dates.
***NEW - Gardening 101 workshops***
As of 2018, we'll be hosting monthly hour long peer-led learning sessions. Learn how to sow, report, fertilise, combat snails - all from scratch! Please see below for session dates
The community garden is open to all students. You do not need to study an environmental subject or have sustainability experience to come along!
Check out the map below to see where the Community Garden is located (only a 3-minute walk from The Students' Union):
Interested in getting some more info and joining in? Tick the 'Green Team' box and then click the 'Update' button - this will join you to our mailing list. Once on our mail list, you can receive updates about our upcoming Community Garden and Green Team activities.
Please also join the UWE Community Garden Facebook group. We will post all of the trip signup sheets and session dates on this group.
Sign up for our next event by clicking this link.
Sessions run on selected Wednesdays, Meet at SU1 reception on Frenchay Campus. Please book before attending.
The next session takes place on 7th Feb 1-2pm, which will be the first of our Gardening 101 sessions. We'll be learning about indoor sowing, permaculture and wellbeing - getting ready for the season. Covered area, free hot drinks and biscuits provided!
21st February 12-3pm (volunteering in the garden)
7th March 1- 2pm (Gardening 101: learning to sow, repot, combat snails and diseases)
21st March 12-3pm (volunteering in the garden)
11th April 1-2pm (Gardening 101: fertilisers, soil care)
25th April 12-3pm (volunteering in the garder)
More dates to be added!