June 2017

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In March 2017, the Old Whiteknights House Green team were the successful recipients of money from an environmental fund, set up to support staff and students to undertake green projects important to them.

Their project looked to encourage staff and students to get involved with a small kitchen garden they proposed to plant in the grounds of their building. The benefits of this were two-fold, to engage people with a very tangible environmental project near to their place of study/work but also to increase well-being with gardening a proven way to improve people’s level of happiness.

Over the last month, during the fantastic weather we’ve been having, Helen and Nicky have been out purchasing plants and getting them planted outside the building. All the plants that have been chosen are ones that can be used in the kitchen, another way to engage and interest people. Since planting, they’ve both been engaging mint tea from their very own kitchen garden!

If you are interested in getting involved with environmental issues on campus do send us an email at sustainability@reading.ac.uk