Are you looking to join a society where you can get involved in environmental/wildlife conservation, grow your own food AND get fitter in the process? All for FREE? Then look no further than the Student Eats Garden!
We are the University of Reading's community garden space open for both staff and student use - we grow food for FREE! The garden is a friendly, open place where anyone from any background and gardening experience is welcome. You decide what you want to achieve, and we will do our best to help!
Picking beans in the polytunnel at our first taster session - Sept 2019
We grow our own vegetables, flowers, herbs, fruits and enjoy the occasional cookout using our fully functional outdoor kitchen. We have all the equipment, tools and expertise - so you only have to be dressed for the weather and working outside! Our staff volunteers come from various departments and are trained in permaculture and horticulture amongst other trades. We share these skills with our members and cultivate a friendly, collaborative space where members can learn about growing their own food whilst enjoying their time interacting with nature and doing the occasional DIY project. Our members get FREE unlimited access to the garden plus ALL the perks of not having to bring their own equipment, garden socials, garden trips and of course, FREE FOOD!
Our garden is open every Sunday from 11am till 2pm, so do drop by for a tour of our garden and see what we're growing. We'd love to welcome you!
The Student Eats Garden is managed and coordinated by a friendly, dedicated team of student volunteers - if you have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to ask!