Update 29/09/2017: Hello and welcome to all new students starting at Lougborough University for 2017-2018 and welcome back to exisitng students! We have an action filled schedule lined up over the next few weeks starting with the Freshers Bazaar this Sunday (1/10/2017). This is a fantastic opportunity to come along and find out a bit more about what we do. After that we have the following activities (all held at our on campus allotment right next to the memorial gardens just behind Jame Frances Building):
-Friday, 6th Oct, a workshop on ‘Houseplants & Herbs’ at the Shed
-Friday, 13th Oct, a workshop on ‘Chutney Making’ at the Shed
-Saturday, 14th Oct, Bloom event at Fearon Hall, Loughborough
-Friday, 20th Oct, Apple Pressing/Fruit Route at the Shed
-Saturday, 21st Oct, Fruit Route Harvest Festival
-Friday, 27th October, workshop on seed saving
A Little About Us:
We are a student society, working to redevelop a previously neglected corner of campus, into one of its best outdoor greenspaces. Our garden is a fantastic place to relax and we grow a huge range of vegetables, fruits and flowers which members can enjoy and cook with. We organise seasonal workshops on gardening (and the huge range of associated health benefits), cooking (using our own and local ingredients where possible) and living more sustainably (for example, practical ways to reduce waste, save money and reduce our individual environmental impact). We work closely with the University and local groups to coordinate a range of events, perhaps most famously, the annual campus fruit routes harvest and bake off! Perhaps most importantly of all, we are about having fun, meeting new people and sharing food, ideas and recipes from different cultures.
For students and university members who are more politically active, we also organise campaigning on ethical and environmental issues. We are affiliated to People & Planet, Amnesty International, and Slow Food on Campus and aim to raise awareness about environmental and human rights issues.
We are actively looking for new members for the period 2016-2017 so if you like what you have read so far, then why not come along and meet us this Friday? We meet every Friday at 15:00 at the Shed (see map below) to garden, decide on society actions and of course, drink tea/ eat cake! To find out more please click the links to our 'Gardening and Cooking' and 'Time for Change' pages below.
Find 'The Shed' and Garden at maps.lboro.ac.uk/place/the-shed/
Keep up to date with all the discussion at our facebook page Loughborough Students Landscaping and Gardening Society
Phone Number: 07776 703795
This is our university, raise your voice and leave your mark!