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Grow Volunteer

This opportunity takes place between 01 Aug 2021 and 01 Aug 2022

Grow Volunteer NUSU’s very own on campus green project which encompasses all things urban growing a range of vegetables, herbs, flowers and trees. We meet regularly to do things such as creating growing spaces on campus and raising plants for use in schools and other green spaces. This project is great to get outside, take a break from studies, meet other people and broaden your knowledge of veggie growing and wider environmental issues.

Beginning Tuesday 5 Oct. Wednesday 6 Oct. and each week at these times until further notice 

At 12noon and 2pm both days one-hour sessions. 

Clothing: - wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty and sensible shoes. All protective equipment such as gloves and eye protection provided. In the event of bad weather, we will do upcycling work indoors. 

Activities: - 

Main aims for autumn and winter are: 

  • To create a small roof garden. 

  • Clear spaces for herb planting 

  • Prepare existing planters for vegetable growing 

  • Sow over wintering vegetable seeds 

  • Clear and repair plastic greenhouse 

One off events off campus: - 

  • Fruit tree pruning, lifting raspberry canes  

  • Planting tree seedlings, potting up and growing on young wildflower plants,  

  • Building hedgehog houses nest boxes and bug hotels. 

Dates and times for these to be arranged. 

 

Suitable For

All students who interested in the environment, conservation and growing fresh produce.

Hours per week

Flexible

Commitment

Commitment varies, there will be several sessions a week during term and these are very easy to dip in and out of.

Location

Campus
  • Area of InterestOutdoors, Environment and Conservation