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Gardening

Did you know that City has its own vegetable garden?   

City's garden was established in early 2010 thanks to an Edible Islington grant from the London Borough of Islington. City is one of over 100 food-growing projects that have been supported by the Council since 2009.

The garden is located behind the Myddelton Building in a previously unused corner of the Northampton Square campus. Once filled with rubble, the area has been completely transformed and is now a very lively and thriving food-growing space.

The garden space is managed by student and staff volunteers and plays a major role in supporting the University's sustainability objectives, including the Student and Staff Engagement Strategy, Sustainable Food Policy, and Biodiversity Policy.  The University provides funding for any new planting, maintenance or other running costs required.

Volunteer days are held in the garden throughout the year to encourage students and staff to come and help plant new crops, weed, or even to paint the exterior walls which are now covered with various colourful murals thanks to the talents of previous volunteers.

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact the Sustainability Team at sustainable_city@city.ac.uk.

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City, University of London

Northampton Square

London EC1V 0HB

United Kingdom

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City, University of London is an independent member institution of the University of London. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University of London consists of 18 independent member institutions with outstanding global reputations and several prestigious central academic bodies and activities.