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Grow your own food on campus: Allotment Society

Set in a secluded spot behind Jack Martin hall of residence, the campus allotment is perhaps the University's best kept secret.

The summer is a particularly busy time for growers, but also the time when many students leave campus, so the Allotment Society are particularly keen to welcome postgraduates and staff. To sign up, find us on the Students' Union website, on facebook, or email

About the Allotment Society

Founded in 2011, the Allotment Society now have twenty raised beds, a huge polytunnel, and two cold frames. We meet regularly to cultivate the land (Wednesdays from 2pm) and to socialise. Last year we went on two trips to visit community growing projects, all funded using society money. We also schedule the occasional workshop and speaker event.

Since May 2012 we've donated produce to the Warwick Uni Food Coop which trades every Tuesday afternoon in term time (12pm-5pm) in the SU Atrium.

We're always looking for new recruits to our project. We recommend it to anyone interested in anything from agricultural politics and plant science to regular and invigorating study breaks. Not to mention wheelbarrow loads of low carbon, organic produce!

Photo of the campus allotment