Eat Your Campus (exchange)

Date First Broadcast Date 24 October 2013 12:00 - 13:00
Venue Webinar via Webex

Eat your campus - a project to develop Loughborough University as an edible landscape

LiFE Framework: Partnership and Engagement 

Speakers: Jo Shields (nee Hasbury), Sustainability Manager (Project Lead), Loughborough University and Anne-Marie Culhane, Designer/Artist, Independent

Learn how a Fruit Route can be integrated into University Strategies whilst supporting community engagement projects. Fruit Routes use edible planting including fruit and nuts encouraging campus foraging whilst using footpath and cycle paths. Cared for by people living and working near the route it provides enriched habitat for people, animals and insects as well as a location for cultural activities and outdoor learning. It will incorporate case study examples. With focus on the links between art, ecology, people and food, it will show how you can use these to bring communities together. Opportunity to explore how this project could be redeveloped and adapted in your own institution.

Included in this 'exchange':
  • Introduction to strategy at Loughborough University and how Eat Your Campus fits into wider strategy
  • How the project evolved
  • The vision and getting buy in
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Resourcing the project
  • Challenges
  • Context
  • Planning and Planting a route

Recorded webinar:

Delivered by EAUC