Planted in 2011, Warwick Allotment Society took over the running of a growing space on campus which was established in 2009. A grant in summer 2012 from NUS Student Eats has helped us blossom and we now have numerous raised beds, a 10 x 4.5m polytunnel of wonder, and two P-E-A-utiful cold frames.
In our weekly sessions, we do everything from digging drainage ditches to planting potatoes or even fashioning scarecrows out of recycled clothing. Of course, we allotmenteers love to cook something from the vegetables, fruits, and herbs we harvest - so come prepared to exchange delicious recipes! We also have skills shares, talks and social events throughout the year, including our semi offical bonfires! (Just remember you didn't hear that from us! ;) ). We Allotmenteers also love to go on adventures with frequent visits to allotments in Coventry and Canalside farm near Leamington Spa!
The Allotment Society loves to see new shoots and help them grow so if you love vegetables and want to get involved in growing them, swing by one of our sessions or join our society on Facebook.
We hope to see you on Wednesdays! We meet at 2pm both during term time and University vacation, but check our Facebook page for up to date times!
Where you can find us:
When you come from Central Campus, go down the road past the Health Centre; it will take you to a lake with (sometimes not so) friendly ducks and geese. Turn left and follow the path; on the right you will have the lake, on your left you will pass the Jack Martin and Arthur Vick accomadations. When you have walked past the lake, you will be able to see the Allotment on your right. Alternatively, when walking down the road towards the Health Centre, you can walk in towards Arthur Vick and Jack Martin before you reach the Health Centre. Carry on, and you will be able to turn right and walk across a meadow between Jack Martin and Arthur Vick to reach the Allotment.
Visit our facebook page to see what we're currently up to!
Also have a look at our Instagram to find out what we've been doing!